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Huge blob-like creature washed up on Welsh beach turns out to be the second-largest shark

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The giant creature was discovered on Broad Haven South beach in Pembrokeshire. The animal, which had clearly been dead for some time, measured a whopping 23 feet in length. Photographs show that the decomposed creature was missing most of its head. It also appeared to have an object lodged inside its body which could have entered while in the sea. This in fact turned out to be one of the creature’s vertebrae.

At first, experts thought it could be a whale due to its large size, but after further examination, it was confirmed to be the corpse of a basking shark. 

A spokesperson for Marine Environmental Monitoring said: “On Thursday, February 25, we got a call to a very large blob that had washed up on Broad Haven South beach in Pembrokeshire.

“Due to the size of it we believed that it could be a whale. Also, within one of the pictures we had been provided it looked like there was a possible large roll of something within the stomach. Due to this we decided to attend. 

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“On arriving it became clear that it was not a whale and instead some form of large fish. Also, the thing that we thought was a large roll of something turned out to be just one of its vertebrae.”

The organisation sent some photographs to the Natural History Museum and they confirmed the creature was a basking shark.



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