Great White shark found dead on Truro beach

Great White shark found dead on Truro beach

Courtesy: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/Cooper DeNyce. 

TRURO, Mass. — A Great White Shark was found washed up on the beach in Truro Thursday morning, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

The non-profit that studies White Sharks along the coast said it got a call Thursday morning reporting the dead shark.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Department of Marine Fisheries and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration were called to the beach to take tissue samples.

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The shark was estimated to be about 9 feet long.

The organization tweeted photos of the shark taken by Cooper DeNyse.

A necropsy will be conducted to determine how the shark died.