Big shark in Philippines - level 2

Big shark in Philippines - level 2

10-09-2013 06:00

A young whale shark was found dead off the coast of the Philippines.

Villagers saw the dead body in the water and moved it on land. People want to know why the shark died. There are no injuries on its body so they want to open its belly. Maybe, it ate something bad.

The shark had to be transported to a laboratory for the tests. As it is 22 feet long (6.7 metres) and quite heavy, they had to use a big truck.

The water in this area of the Philippines isn't clean. People contaminated it. It is possible that the shark died because of the contamination.

Difficult words: off the coast (in water away from the area where sea touches land), villager (person who lives in a village), contaminate (make dirty).

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