Children film basking sharks
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Children film basking sharks off the Isle of Man

Two children who were on a boat off the coast of the Isle of Man were in for a surprise when they spotted a basking shark pass close by.

One of the largest sharks in the world's temperate oceans, basking sharks are actually harmless despite a jaw that is a metre wide and a superficial similarity to the fearsome great white shark.

They often gather off the Isle of Man during summer months.

  • 02 Jun 2018