Dead Shark found in Mallorca

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine
16. September 2011

Date: 15. September 2011.

Location: Sóller, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark ( Hexanchus griseus ).

Size: reported to be approx. 4 metres in length.

The shark was found dead, floating in the waters of Port de Sóller.

The cause of death is currently unknown .

Update on 23. 09. 2011 : Link to Video

Source: by Gabriel Mercé

Photo Credit: Gabriel Mercé .

Thanks to Biel Aguareles for forwarding the story.



  1. Brony

    I live in the Port and seeing these facinating creatures is VERY rare. I saw a fin while kayaking close to the coast line, but wasnt able to get a good view of the animal itself.

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