Dead Shark Tangled In Old Hat Brim Washes Ashore On Florida Beach

City officials say a dead shark washed ashore on a Florida beach last week. The shark was tangled in the plastic brim of an old hat that was wrapped around its neck and gills.

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation posted a picture of the dead shark on its Facebook page Tuesday.

According to the post, the 6-foot-long finetooth shark washed up on Ponte Vedra Beach.

St. Johns County staff reported it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's fish kill hotline.

The post said finetooth sharks are typically found from North Carolina to Brazil, but they migrate through north Florida, heading south, in early fall.

A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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