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Wednesday 20 August 2014

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

Freya Drohan

Published 17/06/2014 | 19:47

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

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

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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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