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Second shark found dead on same Auckland beach this month

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A second shark has washed up on Orewa Beach in Auckland this summer. 

Shark washed up on Auckland beach Source: Supplied/Carla Garcia

Gabriel Morales and his wife Carla Garcia told 1 NEWS they were walking along the beach around 7pm last night when they came across a hammerhead shark. It was already dead.

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Police were called to Orewa Beach at around 4:30 this afternoon where a large group had gathered around the shark. Source: 1 NEWS

Mr Morales says there weren’t any obvious signs of what caused the death – no bruises or blood – just a bad, lingering smell.

He said it’s quite sad to see a second dead shark at the same beach in a matter of months.

Images supplied to 1 NEWS by Ms Garcia show what appears to be a hammerhead shark. 

A Department of Conservation spokesperson says they will work to confirm the sighting today.

Earlier this month a juvenile great white shark washed up on the the beach after reportedly being caught in nets.

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