A dead shark was found washed up on a shore near the northern town of Nahariya Saturday.
Nature and Parks Authority employees retrieved the 1.6 meter (5.2 foot) carcass and transferred it for an autopsy to clarify the circumstances of its death.
The shark belonged to the Sandbar species, one that is not believed to be a danger to humans, with no reported attacks around the world. While commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea, the Sandbar shark is considered an endangered species.
The Nature and Parks Authority warned members of the public who come across such sharks not to approach them.