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Dead, pregnant hammerhead shark washes up on Florida beach

Published: Sunday, June 02, 2019 @ 12:19 PM

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

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

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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.

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida