Skull, human remains found in shark
LAKE MACQUARIE, Australia -- Investigators are trying to identify human remains, including a skull, arm and pelvis, found in a three-meter Tiger shark caught off the New South Wales coast.
The shark, weighing in at 368 kilograms (811 pounds), was hauled in by game fishermen 26 nautical miles (48 km) out to sea, local media reported.
After weighing their prize, the shark was cut open to reveal several human bones.
It is not known whether the remains are male or female. They were taken to a nearby morgue where a postmortem will be conducted.
Similar incidences have been reported previously with the remains often belonging to drowning victims.
The Tiger Shark generally hunts alone and is blamed for the majority of shark attacks in Australia.
Considered dangerous, only the Great White Shark has attacked and killed more humans.
The Tiger Shark is best distinguished by tiger-like vertical stripes when young though these marks fade by adulthood.
The males range in size from about 2.2 meters (7.4 feet) to at least 3.7m. Females can reach more than 18 feet.
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