Blue shark washes up on Kauai beach

Image source: The Garden Island News
Image source: The Garden Island News

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Beachgoers got a rare sighting of a blue shark this week after it washed up on a Kauai beach.

The 7-to-8 foot shark was initially spotted Tuesday evening trapped along the shoreline near the Kaiakea Fire Station. Witnesses say it appeared the adult female had been caught by a longline fisherman and immediately released.

By the time volunteers with the National Oceanic and Atomoshperic Administration arrived at the scene the following morning, the shark had died.

Information from The Garden Island News.

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