Fantastic footage of basking sharks breaching off Donegal coast
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Fantastic footage of basking sharks breaching off Donegal coast

STUNNING new footage has emerged of a group of basking sharks jumping clear of the water off the Donegal coast.

Basking sharks are the biggest fish in Ireland’s seas – only second globally to the whale shark.

They’re often seen swimming along Ireland’s Atlantic Coast between April and September but this breath-taking rare footage by Bren Whelan of Wild Atlantic Way Climbing has captured the sharks breaching.

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Basking sharks grow up to 10 metres in length, but as plankton feeders, they are largely toothless and not a threat to humans.