Giant Shark!

5,000-pound shark washes ashore on Long Island

A 26-foot-long dying shark washed ashore Tuesday on a Long Island beach, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said.

The male basking shark, which weighed an estimated 5,000 pounds and was measured at 26 feet, 6 inches, died shortly after authorities arrived on the scene, according to marine educator Tracy Marcus of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

3 thoughts on “Giant Shark!

  • July 15, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    They could make a movie about this!

  • July 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for the vote to the All Star Team. Sorry, I saw it driving by, didnt know any specifics about the house.

    Finally some great summer weather!!

    hit the pool, beach, enjoy the restaurants, southards pond, Argyle Park concerts, the docks…enjoy!!

    It’s a great place to live. Tuna tournament this weekend.

  • July 21, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I have this weekend off, so I may be out and about around Babylon. Hope the weather is good.

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