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Basking sharks photographed at Baltard

Basking Shark near Baltard Cliffs,  Doonbeg this morning. Pic: Bill Ryan

Basking Shark near Baltard Cliffs, Doonbeg this morning. Pic: Bill Ryan

It is said that the sight of basking sharks feeding in the waters close to the coastline is a sign of fine, settled weather conditions.

This appears to be the case in West Clare today where three basking sharks have been observed in the water below Baltard Cliffs, near Doonbeg.

Photographer Billy Ryan managed to take a picture of one of the sharks this morning.

Ireland’s largest fish, the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus), can grow up to 12m in length. It feeds only on minute plankton and tiny fish.

Ireland’s largest fish, the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus), can grow up to 12m in length.

Ireland’s largest fish, the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus), can grow up to 12m in length.

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About Mark Dunphy

Founder and Editor of The Clare Herald, Mark Dunphy is a native of Connolly in County Clare. Mark also operates Dunphy PR.

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