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Dozens of dead sharks found on North Carolina beach

Posted at 7:31 AM, Sep 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-29 07:31:56-04

OAK ISLAND, North Carolina — Why did dozens of dead sharks wash ashore on a beach in Oak Island, North Carolina over the weekend? The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries is looking into the matter, according to a report on

A North Carolina man said he discovered about 50 dead sharks while he walked along the beach Sunday morning. The sharks, he said, were between one and five-feet long.

“We should ask the public works department to keep a watch on this to make sure it doesn’t become a public health issue,” Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace told “We will be contacting the proper authorities to see what can or should be done.”