Dublin City Council says it plans to remove the decomposing carcass of a large basking shark from Dollymount Strand in north Dublin “as soon as practicably possible”.

The remains of the fish, which is more commonly found off Ireland’s south and west coasts, washed ashore earlier today.

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) confirmed it had received a number of reports about the fish from locals.

A spokesman said the creature had previously been spotted floating in the River Liffey where it was wrongly identified as a whale.

Dublin City Council said plans were being made to remove the carcass…..

Irish Times 15/07/2013 Read the article ‘Council to remove carcass of large shark from Dollymount strand’