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IrelandAmazing drone footage shows massive basking shark feeding in Keem Bay, Co Mayo

19:40  15 may  2019
19:40  15 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Keem Bay is located past Dooagh village in the west of Achill Island in County Mayo , Ireland. The bay was formerly the site of a basking shark fishery.

Filmed from above a young basking shark feeds in the shallows. Clear blue waters over white sands, this really is Scotland!

Amazing drone footage shows massive basking shark feeding in Keem Bay, Co Mayo © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The shark - measuring a massive seven meters - was spotted prowling the coastline Keem Bay, Achill Island, Ireland.

This seven-metre basking shark is attracting wildlife enthusiasts after it took up residence in a bay once infamous for slaughtering the enormous fish.

The majestic sea creature has been spotted feeding in Keem Bay in Achill Island, Mayo, every day for the past month.

Stunning drone footage shows the shark cruising through the waters just metres from the shoreline.

Amazing drone footage shows massive basking shark feeding in Keem Bay, Co Mayo © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The shark - measuring a massive seven meters - was spotted prowling the coastline Keem Bay, Achill Island, Ireland. The bay was once home to the largest basking shark fishery in the world, and at its peak, up to 50 sharks were caught a day, before the trade ended in the 1980s.

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Dr. Paddy Lineen recalls basking shark fishing in Keem Bay , Achill, Co . Mayo , Ireland.

Achill Island Tourist Office videographer Sean Molloy captured the stunning clip of the giant shark close to the shore.

He said: “Its presence has drawn many people hoping to catch a glimpse of the creature.

Amazing drone footage shows massive basking shark feeding in Keem Bay, Co Mayo © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The shark - measuring a massive seven meters - was spotted prowling the coastline Keem Bay, Achill Island, Ireland.

“Keem Bay was actually the location of the largest basking shark fishery in the world.

“Over 9,000 sharks were caught there between 1950 and 1964. The last shark was caught in 1984.

“At its peak, up to 50 sharks a day were caught in the early 1950s.

Amazing drone footage shows massive basking shark feeding in Keem Bay, Co Mayo © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The shark - measuring a massive seven meters - was spotted prowling the coastline Keem Bay, Achill Island, Ireland. “Over fishing and a lack of understanding of its life cycle led to a critical reduction in the numbers of sharks worldwide.

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The basking shark peak season is upon us! We’ve had numerous sharks over the last month but this is the first big aggregation of the year. In this drone footage you can see the sharks feeding along distinctive tide lines. These are areas where the plankton is most concentrated so the sharks zero in

Basking sharks swimming / feeding at Caliso Bay , Co .Waterford filmed with Phantom 3 drone . Drone footage at shark island sydney | dji phantom 3 professional (full HD) Basking Shark Scotland - Amazing drone footage of big basking shark aggregation - Duration: 0:38.

“In recent years, the numbers of sightings of basking sharks locally has increased substantially.

“Despite their large size and threatening appearance, basking sharks are not aggressive and are harmless to divers and snorkelers, just like whale sharks.”

The basking shark is listed as a vulnerable species by the The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) list.

They are harmless and feed on microscopic plankton scooped into their giant mouths.

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