What ate the other half of this shark?VOLUSIA COUNTY BEACH SAFETY OCEAN RESCUE
Half a shark has washed up on New Smyrna Beach in Florida, posing the question of what other animal was large enough to take such a large bite out of the animal.
The whole of the shark's tail was eaten, suggesting that a much larger animal, such as a great white shark, attacked the fish nearby the Florida coast. Two great white sharks – one of them 14 foot long and known as Katherine – have been spotted near New Smyrna Beach in recent months.
A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard discovered the half-eaten fish at the beach on Saturday, posting a picture of the find on social media with the caption: "Anyone up for a swim? LOL I guess there is something even bigger out there. #blacktip #whereiskatherine."The dead shark is thought to be either a blacktip or a spinner shark, according to beach safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris, according to WKMG Orlando. The fish would have been about 5 feet long including its missing tail, she estimated. According to Morris, the shark had definitely been partially eaten, as the wounds did not look like they had been damaged by a fishing boat.
Katherine weighs 2,300 pounds (1,040 kilograms) and has been tracked by Ocearch since 2013 when she was tagged by a brave marine biologist.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials tweeted earlier this month that a great white shark besides Katherine had been spotted about 20 nautical miles off the coast of Ormond Beach, about 20 miles down the coast from New Smyrna Beach.




White  cruises approx. 20 NM off Ormond Beach,  on Feb. 1. Three remoras hitch a ride on its pectoral fins.