CAMBER SANDS (UK)-Nikki Lambert was just walking the dog on the Sussex beach of Camber Sands when he stumbled upon a 5-foot blue shark. Dead and washed up ashore. It’s the second blue shark washed ashore in a week. Last week a dead blue shark was found alongside a town road after some real stormy weather.
The in British waters rare Blue Shark had a giant bite mark in its side, meaning it could have been killed by an even bigger predator in the English Channel.Marine biologists suggest it could have been a great white.
A blue shark of this size is a juvenile which should be on its way to south-west Spain or north-west Africa at this time of year, says a marine biologist of the Marine Fish Information Services.
An estimated 20 million Blue Sharks are killed by fishermen every year.
Dead blue sharks
In Aberystwyth, Wales, last week bank worker Tom Huxley came out of a friend’s house and was hit by they smell of rotting fish, but when he went to investigate he found the body of a 4ft blue shark lying inches from the road markings. He took a photo the fish outside the Gwesty Cymru hotel on 24 October.
It is not known how the shark came to end up on the road, but experts at Swansea University’s Department of Bioscience believe it was washed up in recent stormy weather.
Earlier in september. a six-foot specimen was washed up on the shores of the isle of Lewis, in the Hebrides.