WECT.com is reporting that an 8′ sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) washed up on Carolina Beach last night around 11:30pm. According to the report, “police pulled the shark out of the water and let it die on shore.” The shark was pulled from the water by a tow-truck and “towed throughout the beach town.”
The sand tiger shark had punctures around the mouth area indicative of having been caught and reeled in. The sand tiger is listed as a prohibited species by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
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