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Scientist: Dead Shark That Washed Up In Amagansett Was A Great White

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AMAGANSETT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Stony Brook University scientist says a dead shark that washed up on the beach on Long Island was a great white.

The 4-foot shark was found on the beach at Amagansett on Tuesday.

The carcass was dissected Thursday under the direction of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service.

Marine scientist Demian Chapman assisted with the dissection. He tells Newsday that the dead animal was a juvenile great white shark.

Chapman told Newsday the dissection “yielded a lot of good information for a variety of scientists.”

He says the shark was a male less than 2 years old.

Its cause of death was not known.

In June, a great white shark was spotted off the shores of Rockaway Beach in Queens, CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported.

Steven Fernandez, who works on a boat that takes people deep sea fishing, and his friends caught the baby great white.

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