A 24-foot basking shark has washed ashore on a Long Island beach say local police.
The shark seems to have been alive when it washed ashore, as police said it died a short time later after it was found.
It’s unclear how the basking shark died or how it found its way to Gilgo State Park near Babylon in Suffolk County. A necropsy will be performed soon.
Basking sharks are the second largest shark in the sea after the whale shark and are not a threat to humans.
Source: NBC New York News.