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White Shark Unintentionally Caught Off Coast of Massachusetts

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said the 10-foot female shark 'may be a shark we know'

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    10-Foot Shark Caught in Mass.

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said on Facebook that the 10-foot female shark was brought to Scituate after being caught in a gillnet.

    (Published Saturday, July 28, 2018)

    A white shark was unintentionally caught in water off the coast of Massachusetts on Saturday.

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancysaid on Facebook that the 10-foot immature female shark was brought to Scituate after being caught in a gillnet.


    Scientists from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and NOAA Fisheries Service were on scene Saturday to take samples from the shark.

    A necropsy was performed on the shark.

    The remains of one striper and part of a seal were found in the shark's stomach.

    The conservancy said on Twitter that it "may be a shark we know. Stay tuned."