basking shark http://ripr.org en Huge Basking Shark that Washed Up at Misquamicut was a Mature Male http://ripr.org/post/huge-basking-shark-washed-misquamicut-was-mature-male <p>Scientists at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center said they hope to get some answers from a necropsy being done on a huge basking shark that washed ashore at Misquamicut Beach over the weekend.</p><p>Nancy Kohler, a scientist at the center, said the 28.5-foot long shark was a mature male, in good condition, and it’s unclear why it washed up dead. Her research team is doing a necropsy on the shark, on the beach, and she said that’s drawing a lot of attention.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:50:18 +0000 Catherine Welch 14382 at http://ripr.org