Shark washes ashore near Waldport

Shark washes ashore near Waldport
Photo courtesy Thomas Wilcoxson.

WALDPORT, Ore. - For the second time in less than a month a shark has washed ashore on the Oregon coast.

Waldport resident Thomas Wilcoxson sent in a few photos of a shark he discovered at Driftwood Beach State Park, just north of Waldport.

We checked with the Oregon Coast Aquarium and experts there say this is a salmon shark.

It's fairly common for salmon sharks to wash ashore. A few weeks ago, another one washed up near Lincoln City.