Deceased hammerhead shark washes up on Delray Beach

Deceased hammerhead shark washes up on Delray Beach
An ocean rescue captain discovered the dead shark during his morning beach patrol. (Source: Delray Beach Fire Rescue)

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.

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