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Dead hammerhead shark washes up on Delray Beach

Posted at 10:05 AM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 18:25:43-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.  — The Delray Beach Fire Rescue said a dead hammerhead shark washed up on the beach Tuesday morning, but the cause of death is unclear.

According to a tweet from the agency, an ocean rescue captain discovered the dead shark during his morning beach patrol about a quarter mile north of Atlantic Avenue.

Fire Rescue said officials with Florida Atlantic University will collect samples from the shark before they dispose of it.