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Basking sharks recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland Photo

Basking sharks recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland

Basking sharks have been recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland. Scientists used a monitoring device secured to a 25 foot basking shark that recorded a breaching event after three hours. Additionally, the team recorded 20 breaches from basking sharks while being filmed from shore. Although the team was able to record breaching events as well as estimate speeds during the events, the question of why basking sharks breach is still unanswered.

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Video: Basking sharks filmed from air off Gloucester Photo

Video: Basking sharks filmed from air off Gloucester

Sightings of basking sharks off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts are common this time of year, but not many people get to see them. Last friday local resident and drone enthusiast Martin Del Vecchio got a tip from a friend that basking sharks were right offshore. He headed down to the shoreline with his drone and captured some amazing footage of two large basking sharks gently cruising offshore.

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