Bitter cold cited in shark deaths along Cape Cod shore

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A shark conservation group says two thresher sharks that washed up on the Cape Cod shore likely fell victim to the bitter cold.

A statement from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says the sharks were discovered Wednesday in Orleans and Wellfleet. Officials believe they succumbed to cold shock.

The conservancy’s program director, Michelle Wcisel, tells the Boston Globe that both sharks were about 14 feet long.

State and federal officials also responded to help collect organ and tissues samples.

The weather outside is frightful, but the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is always on call! Working with Massachusetts…

Posted by Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on Wednesday, December 27, 2017