A group of students from Ponte Vedra High School in Florida, United States, saw a horrifying sight Thursday morning when they found a dead shark hanging from the rafters outside.
Local media had the photos shared by the school’s students on Snapchat, but did not reveal their identities. According to one of the students it was a joke of senior students news week†
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) officials told local media that a group of five Ponte Vedra High School students hung the shark from the rafters of the school’s courtyard around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
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According to the FWCC, the shark was captured and frozen on Tuesday evening before being hanged.
School staff removed the shark carcass at 8 a.m. Thursday. Jim Gelsleichter, associate professor of biology and director of the Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program at the University of North Florida, told First coastal news that the shark’s positioning makes it difficult to confirm based on images alone, but claimed it to be a sandbar shark.
“That’s a prohibitively expensive species in Florida, and so we’re not able to land those specific species and that’s really because the sandbar, their populations have been pretty depleted over the past few decades due to overfishing,” he explained. First coastal news†
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To identify the shark species, photos were sent to FWCC marine fisheries biologists.
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