Seven live sharks, three dead ones found in home's basement pool

(PHOTO: NBC New York)

Seven live sharks and three dead ones have been seized from a pool in the basement of a home in New York's Hudson Valley. The state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday officers searching a home in the Dutchess County hamlet of LaGrangeville last month found a 15-foot-diameter aboveground basement pool with seven live sandbar sharks, two dead leopard sharks and one dead hammerhead shark. Officials say all the sharks were 2 feet to 4 feet long. Marine wildlife experts took blood samples and measured and tagged the sharks before transferring them to the Long Island Aquarium in a truck equipped with water tanks, oxygen and climate control. No one has been charged. An investigation is continuing.

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