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Basking Sharks

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Basking Shark

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Basking Sharks are the second largest fish in the sea and in recent years we have seen hundreds of them. On one occasion twenty in a day.

These guys are not the sharpest knife in the box and are completely oblivious to what is going on around them.  On occasions we have had to dodge them as they cut across our bow!

That said they are very impressive, and look like the classical cartoon shark, although they only hoover up plankton.

With Basking Sharks you generally see two fins but there is only one shark you see the dorsal fin and the end of the tail. There is just as much again up front! Sometimes you see the nose and the gaping jaw.