Dead, pregnant hammerhead shark washes up on Florida beach

Dead, pregnant hammerhead shark washes up on Florida beach

Hammerhead shark. File photo. (Photo: Michelle Bender/Flickr/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

CAPTIVA, Fla. — A dead, pregnant hammerhead shark washed ashore at a Florida beach Saturday.

The shark was carrying 27 pups and is estimated to be 20 to 30 years old, WBBH reported.

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She is believed to have died from birth complications.

A necropsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of death.