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.

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Here's what they look like swimming.

Posted July 14, 2009 at 6:30pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Nature, New York, News