In Pictures: Scientists weigh up shark found on French beach

A 3.24m smalltooth sand tiger shark was found washed up on the Pénestin beach in the Morbihan province of southern Brittany on Saturday. The 220kg shark was already dead by the time it was discovered but its appearance – the second time a shark of that species has been washed up on a beach in north-western France in two years – has intrigued scientists. This gallery gives you an idea of the size and fearsome jaws of the sea predator.

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