Footage has emerged of the moment a blue shark washed ashore as British holidaymakers soaked up the sun on a beach in Majorca. Videos and pictures taken by the panic-stricken tourists showed the animal gliding through the crystal clear water, just a few meters away from the bathers, who ran to the shore for safety as soon as the shark was seen.
The shark had been injured, after suffering "irreversible damage", from a hook.
Then, yesterday evening the shark was sighted off Can Pastilla beach, near Palma.
A spokesman said it had been given a sedative to minimise its suffering before being put down.
Local media reported that the predator had been captured by Sunday afternoon.
5 things you need to know about the 2017 BET Awards
Following this year's Oscars Best Picture debacle, Jones said she's steeling herself for possible mistakes she might make onstage. Mars, who will open the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, is nominated for five awards.
Officials were not sure if the head injury on the shark happened before or after it was seen near the beach.
The first sighting came and went within five minutes, sparking pandemonium among those who had seen it as well as those who hadn't but were caught up in the drama caused by bathers racing out of the water.
Last month a blue shark was believed to be responsible for an attack that left a bather wounded on the Spanish island of Ibiza. In July 2016, a man was bitten on the hand by a blue shark while swimming off the Costa Blanca in southeast Spain. It is thought that the injury had disoriented the fish, causing it to swim much closer to shore than normal for a blue shark.
Blue sharks, known as a tintorera in Spanish, are common to the Mediterranean but are generally regarded as harmless, preying mostly on smaller fish and squid.