A 20-foot-long basking shark that appears to have died from some kind of illness has washed ashore on a Long Island beach.
New York State Parks official George Gorman said Tuesday that researchers will examine the shark to determine a cause of death.
After that, it will be buried in nearby sand dunes on the beach.
The basking shark, which are a common sight in the waters off Long Island, washed ashore on a town beach a few miles east of Jones Beach. Basking sharks are not considered...Full Story