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100-year-old Greenland shark that washed up on UK beach had brain infection, autopsy finds

The extremely rare Greenland shark, which washed ashore in England last month, had a brain infection when it died, according to an animal autopsy of its remains.

Pathologists discovered evidence of this meningitisinflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord according to a statement from the Zoological Society of London (opens in new tab) (ZSL). This is the first reported disease-related death in one bowhead shark (somniosus microcephaly), an elusive, long-lived species that lives in the deep waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic.

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