27 July 2012

Basking Shark Hotspot - Cornwall

Basking Shark © Annabelle Lowe. 
Annabelle Lowe from Atlantic Diver in Newquay, has kindly written this blog for the Shark Trust, keeping us up to date with all the latest Basking Shark sightings in Cornwall. 

"Great excitement on Friday as Chris watched a 4m Basking Shark feed effortlessly at the surface just off Newquay in the bay. It had the typical hooked snout of a juvenile and the pics show just how bendy cartilage can be! We have been lucky enough to see hundreds of Manx Shearwaters, pods of Common Dolphins and, offshore, Bottlenose Dolphins. But the highlight was a Fin Whale on Saturday about 30 miles offshore. Looking forward to our Blue Shark cage diving expeditions this week :0) and loving the good weather."