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It’s So Cold Sharks Are Dying In The Water From Shock

The record cold temperatures in the Northeast are wreaking havoc on New Years Eve celebrations and ocean life alike, as two sharks died of apparent cold shock off the coast of Massachusetts this week, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC).

The sharks were “likely stranded due to cold shock” along Cape Cod, and washed up on the beach where conservation teams were dispatched Wednesday to investigate, the AWSC wrote in a Facebook post. The group says it collected tissue samples to test once it thaws.

Both male thresher sharks were 14 feet long with 6 foot tails, conservancy spokeswoman Michelle Wcisel said. The Wellfleet and Skaket beaches 60 miles south of Boston are “the same beach cold shock turtles wash up on,” the conservancy said.

The frigid temperatures around Massachusetts and the rest of the eastern seaboard are expected to drop even further and bring cold and snowfall through the new year, leading President Donald Trump to point out on Twitter that “perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming.”

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