Video: Kayakers visited by basking shark

YouTube user greatoutdoorsdublin recently posted the above video of a basking shark feeding among a group of kayakers. While most of the kayakers seem to appreciate the visit, one of them (identified as Eileen in the video information) can be heard expressing her apparent lack of enjoyment about it all.

Eileen’s worries are fortunately unnecessary as the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), despite its size, is a filter feeder and is relatively harmless to just about everything other than plankton.

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