Elusive Greenland shark in high spirits

Greenland shark preserved at the Museum.

A Greenland shark beached in Northumberland has been preserved in the Museum’s spirit collection.

It will now be studied by researchers hoping to find out more about these rarely seen creatures.

Watch a video of the shark being preserved

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