Blue Shark washes up on Cork beach
A young shark has been found washed up on a beach in Cork.
The juvenile shark was discovered on Monday by the Cork County Council beach lifeguard service.
The marine animal, which is believed to be a Blue Shark, was found on the sand of Inchydoney Beach.
Members of the lifeguards service posted images of the shark to their Facebook and Twitter accounts asking their followers what species of shark they thought it was.
The discovery of the Blue Shark off the coast of Cork is not unusual as they are often seen off the coast of Galway and Cork. However, they generally prefer cooler water and are often found in sub-tropical regions.
They also usually inhabit deeper waters and are often only witnessed in the wild in the depths of the ocean.
The Blue Shark would be considered a dangerous animal and attacks on humans are known to occur.