IN PHOTOS: 17-ft dead great white shark washes ashore in Aurora


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A 17-feet dead whale shark was washed ashore in the Barangay Lobbot, Dipaculao, Aurora on Wednesday, January 24.

17-ft dead great white shark washes ashore in Aurora
A great white shark washes ashore in Aurora | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Provincial Fisheries of Aurora

The people of the Brgy. Lobbot had gathered around the shoreline after a huge shark was found lying.

A post by Provincial Fisheries of Aurora had confirmed the incident but have yet to give more details including the great white shark’s cause of death.

Great white is known to be the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet in length and weigh up to 5,000 pounds.

A great white shark is known for its “ragged-tooth”
A great white shark is known for its “ragged-tooth” | Photo Courtesy: Provincial Fisheries of Aurora

The great white’s moniker is “ragged-toothed,” for its 300 serrated, triangular teeth. They also have an exceptional sense of smell that they can easily detect a drop of blood in 25 gallons of water.

These species of sharks like many others, now face different ecological challenges. The International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the great white shark under the “vulnerable species.” Several nations such as Australia already made actions for their protection.

The shark that was found in Aurora is 17-ft
The shark that was found in Aurora is 17-ft | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Provincial Fisheries of Aurora

They usually live in almost all coastal and offshore waters mostly in United States, South Africa, Japan, Oceania, Chile and Mediterranean.

Great white shark is considered as a “vulnerable species”
Great white shark is considered as a “vulnerable species” for its declining number | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Provincial Fisheries of Aurora

In the Philippines, we also have our own share of sharks sightings. Two destinations are known for shark diving in the Philippines. The thresher sharks can be seen at the Malapascua Island. While in Donsol, you get to swim with the thought to be largest congregation of whale sharks in the world.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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