Photo on left by 1010WINS, on right by Sonia Hall/AP

The shark stories are finally starting to show up this summer. Reports are that a not-quite-dead-yet 20-foot basking shark washed up at Long Island's Gilgo State Park this morning. By the time the state parks department was notified it was already dead, and from the looks of it beachgoers and reporters were getting their photo ops in. And yes, if we had the time, we'd Photoshop a shark asking a washed up 1010WINS reporter for a comment.

It's believed the basking shark (which only eats plankton) had some kind of illness, and Newsday reports that "researchers from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation were asked to examine the carcass and determine how the shark died. After the investigation, the shark's body will be buried."

This seems like a good time to remind you that Jaws will be screening on the Intrepid this Friday night for free!