Campaigning shark expert Colin Speedie said: "We must do everything in our power to protect the basking shark
which is the largest visitor to our shores.
A THRILL-SEEKING 83-yearold went swimming with basking sharks
- before topping off her Hebridean holiday by going for a dip in Fingal's Cave.
are the world's second largest species of shark and are regular inhabitants of the waters of the UK and Ireland.
Recently, Alain Quemere sighted a basking shark
during a fishing trip in the Glenan archipelago off the south coast of Brittany in France.
Screenshot of a basking shark
off the Tynemouth coast
As a pioneering basking shark
conservationist, Speedie's knowledge of the animal is considerable, but it is also his depth of research into the shark-fishing industry that is so commendable.
Two fishermen had a lucky escape in Balintore Bay, at Easter Ross in the Highlands on June 8, 2008, when a 10ft basking shark
hit their boat.
(cetorhinus maximus) | Photo by greg skomal" by Greg Skomal via Wikimedia Commons
Aseries of "hotspots" that are important sites for dolphins, whales and basking sharks
in Welsh and English waters should be protected, conservationists have urged.
Deep |trouble: Basking sharks
and dolphins are two of many 'megafauna' who inhabit the seas off North Wales
"We literally almost ran over a basking shark
," Kukulya said.