Shark washes ashore in Cannon Beach

A dead shark washed ashore in Cannon Beach. #

This 6-foot shark washed ashore in Cannon Beach near Breakers Point and was found on Sept. 26. Thought to be a soupfin shark, it was likely the bycatch of local fishermen, Seaside Aquarium Administrative Assistant Tiffany Boothe said. Bycatch are fish unintentionally caught in a fishery designed to catch other fish. Although the cause of death isn’t 100 percent certain, Boothe said a couple of small sharks have been found on Clatsop County beaches recently, during the September fishing season, leading to the conclusion.

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