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Posted - 07/15/2009 : 11:59:32 PM 5,000-pound shark washes ashore on Long Island
Giant shark washes ashore A 15-foot basking shark washed ashore in between Gilgo and Cedar beaches in the town of Babylon, New York.
A 26-foot-long dying shark washed ashore Tuesday on a Long Island beach, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said.
The male basking shark, which weighed an estimated 5,000 pounds and was measured at 26 feet, 6 inches, died shortly after authorities arrived on the scene, according to marine educator Tracy Marcus of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.