Basking shark
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Experts call for shark awareness

For those of us living here in the UK, the recent rains have felt like a return to winter, but the oceans around us tell a different story.

The UK waters are warmer than usual, with marine experts calling on the public to report sightings of basking sharks this summer.

The sharks are drawn to warm, plankton-rich surface waters off the west coast of Great Britain and Ireland.

Victoria Gill reports.

  • 30 Apr 2012