'Sharknado': Shark Washes Ashore After Twin Cyclones Hit Australia

A shark washed up on an Australian beach after two cyclones hit.

ByAvianne Tan
February 20, 2015, 10:14 AM

— -- "Sharknado" has happened in Australia. Well, sort of.

A shark washed up on the shore of an eastern Australian beach after Cyclone Marcia smashed the Queensland coast today.

A local from Lennox Head posted a photo of the shark on Facebook.

The shark is an approximately 4-foot dusky whaler shark, local Victor Leto wrote on Facebook.

In comments under the photo, he said it's unclear how the shark got there but speculated that fishermen could have been wrestling with it, the line to snapped and the weakened shark later washed up because of the weather.

Coincidentally, Universal Orlando announced that "Sharknado 3" began filming at its resort on Thursday.

Northern Australia was recently hit by two powerful cyclones, Lam and Marcia, which have knocked out power to thousands, torn roofs and doors off houses and prompted residents to flee their homes.

Cyclone Marcia, which made landfall at Lennox Head, packed gusts up to 180 miles per hour.

Despite the raging winds and torrential rain, no injuries had been reported, and both systems were weakening as they moved over the land.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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