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TITLE
A Basking Shark
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_379
PLACENAME
unidentified
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5549
KEYWORDS
boats
fishing
whaling
A Basking Shark

A photograph of a dead basking shark, with four men posing behind their small rowing boat in the background.

The basking shark, or Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest living shark, and was once a frequent visitor to the north and west coasts of the Highlands. Growing in excess of 10 metres, the species is harmless to humans and feeds on zooplankton and small fish. Today basking shark numbers are reduced and it is a protected species within British waters.


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A Basking Shark

boats; fishing; whaling

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of a dead basking shark, with four men posing behind their small rowing boat in the background. <br /> <br /> The basking shark, or Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest living shark, and was once a frequent visitor to the north and west coasts of the Highlands. Growing in excess of 10 metres, the species is harmless to humans and feeds on zooplankton and small fish. Today basking shark numbers are reduced and it is a protected species within British waters. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>