At first light on Tuesday morning, personnel at Puerto Portals noticed a dead shark in the sea. Workers from the Calvia 2000 municipal services agency, assisted by Civil Protection and a biologist went to the scene; a crane was needed to lift the shark out of the water.
The shark is comparatively rare. It is believed to be a bluntnose sixgill shark. It was confirmed that the whale had suffered a significant cut, almost certainly from a boat's propeller.