Carcass of partially-eaten shark washes up on New Smyrna Beach

Photos for Headline Surfer / This shark, with its tail missing, was found washed up on shore 10 a.m. Saturday at the New Smyrna Beach inlet in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
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By HENRY FREDERICK 
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Typically it's the shark that bites the human, but this time around, the carcass of a partially-eaten shark washed up on New Smyrna Beach over the weekend, a beach safety official said. 

"I have received numerous inquiries reference this,"  Senior Captain Tamra Marris of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue told Headline Surfer. "On Saturday at about 10 am at the New Smyrna Beach Inlet, we had a dead shark wash up on the beach that had a large chunk bitten out of it." 

She said It is unknown what type of predator bit the shark or how far offshore it was when it was bitten. 

"This is not too common but we do have a lot of species living in the ocean and the sick or injured do often wash up on the beach," Marris said describing it as either a black tip or spinner. Had the tail been intact it would have measured 5 feet in length. 

"I have received numerous inquiries reference this,"  Senior Captain Tamra Marris of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue told Headline Surfer. "On Saturday at about 10 am at the New Smyrna Beach Inlet, we had a dead shark wash up on the beach that had a large chunk bitten out of it." 

She said It is unknown what type of predator bit the shark or how far offshore it was when it was bitten.

 "This is not too common but we do have a lot of species living in the ocean and the sick or injured do often wash up on the beach," Marris said describing it as either a black tip (shown at top) or spinner (shown below).

Had the tail been intact it would have measured 5  feet in length. 

Black tips and spinners are typical kinds of sharks that mistake feet, ankles and hands of surfers for bait fish, typically letting go of a bite once they realize the difference.

 
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.