Dead, Stranded. Not sure about length.
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You are quite right Rhiannon, this is a member of the shark family.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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..not sure about starry?
Because of the white spots.
Rhiannon, what an EXCELLENT photograph. So good that Chris can put Graham right over the separation.
Spots are shown here http://eol.org/data_objects/8950616
For us who sit on the margins of such things it would be nice to have some notes, like whether it was fresh caught, stranded and dead, approximate length, well anything to help gain a bit more knowledge.
"Spot on" Chrisbrooks, judging by http://www.sharktrust.org/en/factsheets/41/starry-smoothhound.html
Lat/Lng: 51.8593, -5.1245
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