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50-100 dead hammerhead sharks wash found along Honolulu shore

50-100 dead hammerhead sharks found in Honolulu
50-100 dead hammerhead sharks found in Honolulu
50-100 dead hammerhead sharks found in Honolulu
Posted at 3:24 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 18:42:32-04

(KGTV) - About 50 to 100 baby hammerhead sharks were found dead along a Honolulu, Hawaii, shoreline this week, possibly dumped after being caught.

A resident found the dead sharks near Ke'ehi Lagoon Tuesday, according to ABC-affiliate KITV.

"I was walking over here ... and then I see fish all over the place and then I walk to this barricade and I see more fish.. or hammerhead," Samuel Etrata told KITV. "At least a hundred, but I believe that when the tide came in and went back out some went in the water."

Etrata reported the find to the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources, who told the station the lagoon is a known location for hammerhead pupping. DLNR added that it's currently pupping season.

KITV reports the hammerhead babies may have been netted by someone and then dumped in the area.

DLNR is currently investigating the incident.