Did you know that Basking Shark the second largest fish in the sea and one of three plankton-eating shark speciesis visiting west coast of Ireland every year?
Basking sharks are arguably a charismatic species of shark. Their peaceful nature and massive size make them attractive to many divers. These gentle giants grow up to10m (33ft) long and weigh up to several tonnes.
Basking sharks can be found in temperate waters, normally between 6-16 degrees C (42-60 degrees F). In the northern Atlantic, they are most frequently sighted during the months of April – September, often in shallow coastal habitats.