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Man spots shark off Higgins Beach

A man says he spotted a large shark off Higgins Beach in Scarborough on Sunday. (Phil Doria)

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- A man says he spotted a large shark off Higgins Beach in Scarborough on Sunday.

Phil Doria says he was out fishing when he spotted the creature near Richmond Island.

He says he was fishing on a 28 foot boat when he saw the shark's fin peaking above the water.

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University of New England shark expert James Sulikowski says it was a basking shark.

Doria estimates the shark was between 16 and 20 feet.

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