Great White Shark Carcass Washes Up On New England Beach

The 1,500-pound body will be left on the beach to decompose. WARNING: Graphic images. posted on

Researchers examined and dissected the body of a Great White Shark after it washed up on a beach Saturday in Westport, Massachusetts, near the Rhode Island state line.

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The 13-foot male shark was estimated to weigh about 1,500 pounds. Its cause of death was unknown.

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The shark is too big to move, officials said Monday, so the carcass will be left on the beach to decompose.

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The gruesome scene didn’t stop beachgoers from crowding around the shark or taking pictures with its fin.

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WARNING: This dissection is about to get really real.

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