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Massive Shark Washes Ashore in New York


A 24-foot Basking Shark washed ashore near Babylon, New York on Long Island earlier today. Basking Sharks, which have monstrous gaping mouths that open while they swim and filter the ocean for plankton, are not meat-eaters. This one was alive when it came ashore but died shortly thereafter, say police.

Watch video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Here's what they look like swimming.

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  1. Wonderful creature.

    Posted by: greg2 | Jul 14, 2009 9:04:28 PM

  2. Whats with Long Island these days and all the weird dead stuff washing up on shore ?????

    Posted by: MarkBoston | Jul 15, 2009 4:33:16 AM

  3. Giant sharks in the east, giant squids in the west. It's the end, I tells ya.

    Posted by: adamblast | Jul 15, 2009 8:59:19 AM

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