Maine beachgoers have been stunned to discover a mysterious sea creature washed up on Higgins Seaside earlier this week.
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The creature was discovered Thursday morning and was presumably the decomposing physique of a basking shark, Dr. James Sulikowski, a shark knowledgeable on the College of New England, instructed WCSH.
The carcass, which weighed roughly 600 kilos and was 15 toes in size, was eliminated by officers with the Portland Division of Public Works, the information station reported. It was later buried in a close-by landfill.
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One beachgoer, Chris Blair, instructed WCSH that the carcass was “fairly gross” and smelled like a “dangerous, scorching day at a fish market.”
“It was fairly foul,” he added.
Basking sharks are the second-largest fish on this planet, in accordance with Oceana, which added that such a shark can attain as much as 40 toes in size. Not like different species of shark, nonetheless, this one does not pose a risk to people. It primarily eats plankton and may be discovered all through the world’s oceans.