Frozen shark washes up on beach

A frozen shark has washed up on a beach during a cold blast in sub-zero conditions.
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A frozen shark has washed up on a beach during a cold blast in sub-zero conditions.

Photographer Amie Medeiros spotted the dead animal on the shoreline.

The images show injuries near the dead shark’s fin as it lies on the icy sand.

Pictured: Photographer Amie Medeiros spotted a frozen shark on a beach during a cold blast in sub-zero conditions. (Credit: Jam Press)

Amie said it was “not what I was expecting to find on my frozen winter adventure.”

One local said: “Wow, crazy find on the beach! Your pics are great.”

Another added: “How big. Wouldn’t want to be in the water with it.”

A third said: “I feel for this unfortunate shark.

“I am sorry this shark lost its life because of the severe cold weather.”

The shark washed up on Cold Storage Beach in the town of Dennis, Massachusetts, US, on 4 February.

The animal, believed to be a porbeagle shark died as a result of the injury to its side, it’s understood.

The National Weather Service said temperatures in the area dropped to -18C on 4 February with wind chills reaching -32C.

Pictured: The dead shark suffered injuries near the fin as it lies on the icy sand. (Credit: Jam Press)

Ice covered part of the shark’s carcass as well as most of the beach during the cold snap.

On 6 February, local biologist J Chisholm said he went to measure the dead shark to compare it to another porbeagle that washed up in the area a week before.

He said: “Unfortunately, someone took the tail, dorsal fin, pectoral fin, and what was left of the teeth.”

In the summer, the Cape Cod peninsula saw a record number of shark sightings that caused multiple beach shutdowns and even several minor attacks.

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