Everything’s coming up basking sharks

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Sighting Updates | No Comments

It has been a great summer for basking shark sightings. From Newfoundland to Cape Cod, these gentle giants have been popping up everywhere. Somehow, we missed telling you about the very first sighting–or should we say sightings–we had this year.

On May 20, the officers, crew and researchers on board the CCGS Hudson saw SIX basking sharks offshore of Newfoundland! It was a calm evening and that must have been quite the sight!

Approximate location of 6 basking sharks sighted by the officers, crew and researchers on board the CCGS Hudson on May 20, 2015

Approximate location of 6 basking sharks sighted by the officers, crew and researchers on board the CCGS Hudson on May 20, 2015

This puts the total number of basking sharks reported this summer so far at 15! Check out where they’ve all been seen, beginning on May 20 up to now:

Basking sharks sighted from Cape Cod to Newfoundland beginning on May 20 up to August 23, 2015.

Basking sharks sighted from Cape Cod to Newfoundland beginning on May 20 up to August 23, 2015.

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