A nearly 9-foot female four-year-old thresher shark washed ashore on the north end of Manzanita Wednesday.
Nehalem Bay State Park contacted the Seaside Aquarium as the shark was still alive, however the shark died shortly after.
According to Tiffany Boothe of the aquarium, whenever possible the aquarium will recover dead sharks that wash ashore and allowing students in local schools the chance to perform necropsies. This shark was estimated to be between four and five years old. The cause of death is unknown.
Thresher sharks are native to the Oregon coast, but are more commonly found off the California