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TITLE
The harpooning of a Basking Shark, Loch Ranza Bay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_2_P192
PLACENAME
Lochranza
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: North Uist
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31135
KEYWORDS
sharks
The harpooning of a Basking Shark, Loch Ranza Bay

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows the harpooning of a basking shark at Loch Ranza Bay. The shark was said to have measured twenty seven feet and four inches. In Scotland it is known as the 'sailfish' because the dorsal fin is visible above water.The Basking Shark inhabits most areas situated off the western coasts of the northern seas

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The harpooning of a Basking Shark, Loch Ranza Bay

INVERNESS: North Uist

1760s

sharks

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows the harpooning of a basking shark at Loch Ranza Bay. The shark was said to have measured twenty seven feet and four inches. In Scotland it is known as the 'sailfish' because the dorsal fin is visible above water.The Basking Shark inhabits most areas situated off the western coasts of the northern seas