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Asia Dive News : Great white shark found floating in Japanese canal

KAWASAKI - A 4.8-meter-long great white shark was found floating in a canal here Wednesday morning, local government and police officials said.

At around 10 a.m., a factory worker found the shark floating in the Chidori Canal near his workplace in the Yako district of Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, and alerted the local government, according to officials.

A company commissioned by the Kawasaki Municipal Government used a crane to recover the dead shark.

The municipal government's port and harbor bureau and local police said the 4.8-meter-long shark is believed to be a great white shark, and had been alive shortly before it was found.

The canal is located in a waterfront industrial district near the Port of Kawasaki and is about 100 meters wide.

"We've never heard of a shark near here. I'm surprised to learn that sharks are living in the Port of Kawasaki," said an official of the city's port and harbor bureau.

Source: Mainichi