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Rare footage of basking shark mating behaviour is filmed off Clare coast

A clip from a short documentary on the rare sighting of a basking shark courtship ritual.

The sighting was filmed in August off the coast of Clare, where basking sharks would usually only be seen in Spring.

The clip shows at least nine members of the species swimming in a synchronized circular motion. Very little is currently known about basking shark mating behaviour.

The full eight minute documentary can be viewed here.

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