Thursday 17 August 2017

Amazing footage of giant shark joining bathers for a dip in Cork

Niamh Ní Drisceoil of the Fastnet Tour Company managed to capture some video footage of the shark basking around.
Niamh Ní Drisceoil of the Fastnet Tour Company managed to capture some video footage of the shark basking around.
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

The only thing more shocking than the soaring temperatures today? A shark swimming in the cool waters of Co Cork.

Unsuspecting swimmers and kayakers were joined by a large basking shark just off the coast at South Harbour, Cape Clear this morning.

Niamh Ní Drisceoil of the Fastnet Tour Company managed to capture some video footage of the shark swimming around.

It is not uncommon for these basking sharks to be seen around the Irish coast at this time of year, particularly when the mercury rises.

The animals are harmless, surviving off plankton, and are no cause for alarm.

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