basking shark

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Synonyms for basking shark

large harmless plankton-eating northern shark

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On the subject of sharks, Ms Babey said: "The sighting of the basking shark was very unusual.
A journey that takes in the brutal mechanics and financial rewards of a fishery that drove this wonderful creature to near extinction and sees the slow realisation of the hunters' impact on basking shark numbers, before there is an eventual move towards understanding, conservation and protection.
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.
Dr Phillip Cowie, marine researcher at Field Studies Centre Millport, said: "It is very unusual to see a basking shark in Scotland at this time of year and unusual ever to see them in such shallow waters.
We have also picked up with minke whales, basking sharks and sunfish, to name a few.
Basking shark (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
When Breen finally spotted their first basking shark, the boat approached it, Skomal attached the transponder, and the OSL team released REMUS.
The Family Cetorhinidae Gill, 1862, includes one extant genus, Cetorhinus Blainville, 1816, and a single living species, the basking shark, C.
The four species would join the great white shark, the whale shark and the basking shark, which already enjoy international trade controls.
The basking shark, the second-largest fish in existence, may look ferocious with its gaping maw, but don't be alarmed if you see one bearing down on you while you're scuba-diving.
Hadjimichael was referring to the illegal fishing of harmless, protected sharks such as the basking shark in the waters off the coast of the island, especially companies offering to take tourists out on a boat to hunt them
Now in its fifth year, the trust's Seaquest Basking Shark Project has already recorded 28 sightings in June alone.