Workers from the Seaside Aquarium rescued a stranded shark from a popular beach.
On Wednesday morning, Seaside police received a call about a shark stuck on the beach in the cove area.
It's one of the major surfing areas on the coast so they called the Seaside Aquarium to help them take care of the shark.
Keith Chandler and Tiffany Booth from Seaside Aquarium picked up the shark in a stretcher and brought it to a seawater tank in the aquarium.
Chandler said it looks like a soupfin shark because of the shape of its tail fin. He measured it to be about 5 1/2 feet long.
He said it came onto the beach this morning and was stuck there until Chandler came to rescue it.
"It was laying on the beach for about an hour before we got it. It was still alive. We got it back to the aquarium, got it some water, and we're trying to revive it," said Chandler.
On Wednesday afternoon, the shark was moved to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, where it will continue to recover.
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