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Hammerhead shark washes up at Fenwick Island

Sophia Schmidt
Delaware Public Media

A dead hammerhead shark has washed ashore on Fenwick Island Monday.

According to DelmarvaNow, lifeguards and workers in the town of Fenwick Island attended to the dead hammerhead shark. This is the first time a shark has washed up on Fenwick Island, though the town has previously had dolphins, whales and other aquatic animals.

Normally, the Marine Education Rehabilitation and Research Institution in Lewes would handle situations involving marine life, but MERR was did not immediately respond to calls.

Fenwick Island officials decided to bury the shark deep in the sand. The death of the shark was not determined.