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OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — A University of New England expert says that a great white shark could be swimming off of the Maine coast.

The university says a commercial fishermen spotted a dead whale about five miles off the coast of Old Orchard Beach Thursday.

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Professor of Marine Science James Sulikowski confirmed that bite marks on the whale were from a great white shark. The bites occurred after the whale was already dead.

The bite marks measured 18 inches across, and the university estimates that the shark is 12-14 feet long.

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