Shark washes up on Bald Head Island

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Submitted: Thu, 11/08/2012 - 9:39pm
Updated: Thu, 11/08/2012 - 9:43pm

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Folks on Bald Head Island got quite a surprise on the beach today: a dead, six-foot long shark.

The Village of Bald Head Island posted a photo of the big fish on its Facebook page. According to the post, the shark was found on South Beach this morning near access 35.

No word yet on what kind of shark it is or how it died.


  • Chief Brody says:

    ….and its sixteen-foot mama will be looking for it soon.


  • Pirate says:

    I fish the Bald Head Island area all the time and catch sharks much larger than that year round. A 6 ft shark is rather small. My largest has been 14.5 ft caught from the surf. Sharks live out here all the time so nothing unusual.

  • Jim SHark says:

    I’ll agree that its a sandtiger, but I don’t agree about the size. 6ft is a small sand tiger, they can easily grow over 10 feet. I catch them all the time when surf fishing at night during the summer.

  • taxpayer says:

    two bluefish, a flounder, and a couple of jellyfish also washed up a few weeks ago…guess that wasn’t worthy of talking about. Gee…imagine…a shark washing up on shore.

  • Chris Carlton says:

    That is a sand tiger shark and probably died of natural causes (old age) as that’s about as big as they get.


  • neil says:

    totally agree, i have seen them wash up before, can tell due to the stubby nose, jagged teeth, short fins and stocky body.

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