By Alex Glenn •
Published: 12 Aug 2021 • 13:03
Shock as shark reaches the shore on Benidorm beach Credit: YouTube screenshot
Shock as shark reaches the shore on Benidorm beach. Beachgoers were shocked when a shark swam up to the beach, and it was not a small shark either.
Holidaymakers and locals on the Benidorm coast were shocked this morning on the Poniente beach as a shark appeared to try and beach itself. The shark came very close to the shore and created much excitement among both tourists and holidaymakers alike who were able to watch it. The event happened on the coast of Marina Baixa.
The shark though was probably stranded and in trouble though. Beachgoers were soon ordered to be evacuated and emergency services were called in. Emergency services rushed in to assess the situation and attempted to evaluate the state of the shark. They needed to see if the shark was well or injured and if could be returned to the sea safely.
The biodiversity of shocks in the Mediterranean Sea is quite rich and the most common shark to be spotted is a blue shark. These are small to medium-sized sharks but can obviously be a shock to anyone who sees them.
When sharks head to the shore and become stranded it is normally because they are sick or injured.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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