A great white shark washed up ashore Coronation Beach nearby Geraldton, Australia and choked to death on a sea lion on July 14.
The 13-foot shark, according to the New York Post, thrashed around on shore as it tried to dislodge the sea lion from its throat, to no avail.
The UK Daily Mail reported that the dying shark captured the attention of dozens on beachgoers as well as over 17,000 views on YouTube.
Dr. Rory McAuley of the Department of Fisheries told the Post that the shark didn’t show any signs of injury or disease, but have a sea lion stuck in its throat.
“This could explain why the shark was exhibiting such unusual behavior in shallow waters off Coronation Beach,” McAuley said. “It’s possible that the shark was trying to dislodge the blockage. Such a large object may have damaged the shark’s internal organs or impeded water flow into his gills, contributing to his death.”