Wednesday, 12 March 2014

'Great White' shark washes up on Kerry beach

But don't worry folks it's not Lydia

A 1.8m shark from the Great White family has washed up on an Irish beach.

The female porbeagle shark was discovered by photographer Bernard Fitzgerald as he was walking on Aughacasla beach in Castlegregory, Co Kerry, at the weekend.

The arrival of the adult shark in Tralee Bay comes as a tagged Great White called Lydia is set to be the first recorded member of her species to cross the Atlantic as she swims within 1200km of our shores.

Marine biologist Kevin Flannery admitted the porbeagle shark does bear a close resemblance to the beasts made famous by the Jaws movie.

He said: “The porbeagle does look very like a Great White. People could think the Great White we have been talking about has landed in Kerry.

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