(Headlines & Global News) A great white shark that washed up on an Australian beach this week likely died after a sea lion got stuck in its throat, fisheries officials said Thursday.
Before it was discovered on the sand, the four-meter (13-foot) white pointer had been filmed thrashing around just off Coronation Beach, 430 kilometers (270 miles) north of Perth, Agence France-Presse reported. Although "no visible signs of injury or disease" had been found, the Western Australia Department of Fisheries said in a statement that a large sea lion was discovered to be lodged in its throat.
Scientists believe that the shark could have been attempting to dislodge the blockage.
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