Natural Sciences

Students get a rare learning opportunity after shark washes ashore on the midcoast

Written by Mamie M. Arndt

Bremen students received a memorable lesson in marine science when a 26-foot male basking shark washed up on the shore of Greenland Cove early last week.

“Something that special will probably never happen in our community again,” said Allison Lee, a parent and resident. “Our children will remember this day for the rest of their lives.”

Homeowner John Stirratt first spotted the shark on Jan. 4 in the late afternoon.

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Mamie M. Arndt