Something smelled fishy in Stoughton. The Massachusetts Environmental Police and Stoughton police have launched an investigation after the carcass of a decapitated shark was found dumped in the woods, officials said. The body of the blue shark was found just before 5 p.m. on Sept. 30, near Northern Container Corp. on Shuman Avenue, said Amy Mahler, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. âWe got a call for a smell in the woods,â Stoughton Deputy Police Chief Rob Devine said. After finding the headless shark, local police handed the case over to the Environmental police, he said. The shark was about eight feet long. Its head was likely cut off to recover the jaw and teeth, Mahler said.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tagged the 13-foot shark with advanced tags that will allow them to track the shark and gather data on its behavior and environment.
Maybe this shark was just looking for some chums. A Massachusetts beach was shut down for an hour over the weekend after the dorsal fin of a great white shark was reported off the Cape Cod shore.
She was detected off Monomoy in Chatham on Tuesday, May 28 when her acoustic transmitter registered on a receiver. According to EEA, biologists had placed the detector off Monomoy earlier in the month.
It looks like the great white shark license plate in MA isn’t near raising enough money for the initial pressing. As of today, they’re only at $13,000 of a $60,000 goal, with six days to go.
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When the MAER team arrived, they discovered the 18-20 foot basking shark with rope through its mouth and around both flippers. It was swimming slowly as it dragged the fishing gear along the ocean floor.
According to PCCS spokesperson Cathrine Macort, it took the team nearly two hours to free the shark as the shark made a deep dive when the crew approached.
The team was eventually successful in removing the ropes and freeing the shark, which appeared to be in “relatively good condition”.
Today is the official first day of Chatham Sharks in the Park—a unique outdoor exhibit co-presented by Chatham’s business and art communities and sponsored by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce’s Merchants Association.
Local businesses are sponsoring the 5-foot shark sculptures, each decorated by local talented artists. Unlike the great whites swimming in the waters off the Cape, these sharks are harmless. And they sure are beautiful.
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