Beached Great White Saved In Massachusetts


Mike Bartel

A juvenile great white shark beached itself while trying to catch seagulls off Chatham, Massachusetts, according to a video posted on YouTube by Mike Bartel.

People on the beach kept it wet until the harbor master pulled it into the water and into the ocean.

The 7-foot-long male was found on the South Beach area of Chatham in Cape Cod, according to WFSB, writes The Huffington Post.

The Huffington Post states that beach-goers kept the shark wet until rescuers arrived to pull it into the water and release it back into the ocean.

Witnesses told the station that the young shark beached itself chasing after a seagull.

Great white sharks are listed as “vulnerable” (one step better than endangered) by the World Wildlife Fund, according to The Huffington Post. Humans hunt them for food and sport.

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http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/29538149/photos-great-white-shark-stranded-on-chatham-beach

Stranding Site Of Historic SS Great Britain Discovered

Last year, during exceptionally low tides at Tyrella Beach in Northern Ireland, a team from the University of Bristol, England, used advanced geophysical techniques to search for the spot where the SS Great Britain was grounded in 1846.

Designed by engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Britain had been built of iron with a screw propeller for trans-Atlantic voyages and was the longest passenger steamship in the world at the time, according to the publication Archaeology.

On the ship’s fifth voyage to New York, a navigational error resulted in the grounding in Northern Ireland at Dundrum Bay, close to Newcastle, Co. Down.