Kayakers Spot Basking Shark Near the Irish Coast

StoryfulPublished: May 27, 201763 views
Published: May 27, 2017

A group of kayakers were navigating their way around the Blasket Islands in County Kerry, Ireland, when they spotted a basking shark on April 19. This video shows the moment of the encounter.

Noel O’Leary who recorded the video told the <a href="http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/watch-kayakers-meet-worlds-secondlargest-sharks-off-kerry-coast-35656870.html" target="_blank">Irish Independent</a>: “They are amazing animals to watch. You see them coming towards you, but you know they are harmless. They duck a few inches to go under the boat. There is no extra movement. You sit still, and they just pop back up the other side.”

Basking sharks are the world’s second-largest fish and can be seen feeding near the Irish coast from April to August.

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