Half-eaten shark washes ashore
A half-eaten shark washed ashore Saturday on New Smyrna Beach, Florida, stunning beachgoers, and perhaps causing them to ask, “What else is out there?”
A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard took a picture of the dead shark, estimated at 5-feet long before the attack.
Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris said the shark was either a blacktip or a spinner shark.
Morris said the shark was definitely attacked by a bigger fish.
“It is unknown what type of predator bit the shark or how far offshore it was when it was attacked,” Morris said.
The lifeguard posted the photo on social media, saying, “Anyone up for a swim? LOL I guess there is something even bigger out there. #blacktip #whereiskatherine.”
Katherine is a reference to a 14-foot great white shark that was tagged and being tracked. She was spotted off Florida last month.
Morris said half-eaten sharks do not wash ashore very often, but she has seen it happen before.