A dead tiger shark about 6 feet long washed up on the beach last Thursday in Wildwood Crest, officials said Monday.

Wildwood Crest Public Works Superintendent Joe Bond said Monday that his department removed a sand tiger shark from a borough beach last week.

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The dead shark washed up on the beach Thursday morning, but Bond said it appeared to have been dead for some time, possibly after being hit by a boat.

The Public Works Department picked up the carcass and disposed of it in the trash.

Trudi Gilfillian

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