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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it
A half-eaten shark that washed up on a Florida beach Saturday raised questions about a bigger fish possibly lurking in the water.
A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard snapped a photo of the shark on New Smyrna Beach. Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris told News 4 Jax that the shark was “definitely” eaten by a bigger fish. She added that the shark was either a blacktip or spinner shark.
A 14-foot great white shark named Katherine was spotted off the Florida coast in January. Another great white shark was spotted in the waters on Feb. 1, Florida wildlife officials said.
Morris said half-eaten sharks do not wash up on the beach often, but she has seen it before.
Officials said the shark might have been about 5-feet long, according to Fox 13 News.