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Basking sharks shoaling in large numbers

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Basking sharks were recorded shoaling in large numbers off Scotland's coast last year.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the University of Exeter and researcher Colin Speedie have been examining "hot spots" for the sharks.

In a newly-released video publicising the work, Mr Speedie said shoals of 73 fish were counted off Coll.

A shoal of 50 fish were also recorded around Hyskeir, a group of rocky islets near Canna.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...slands-21011241

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similar instinct to humans here, the larger in numbers they are, the more chance of survival or at least some surviving....we have seen this type of instinct behaviour happening in certain Africans countries for years.

i do hope none of these sharks end up in a tank for the pleasure of the human eye.

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similar instinct to humans here, the larger in numbers they are, the more chance of survival or at least some surviving....we have seen this type of instinct behaviour happening in certain Africans countries for years.

i do hope none of these sharks end up in a tank for the pleasure of the human eye.

The only chance basking sharks have is that they aren't pretty. Whale sharks and manta rays are already in aquariums, so the large filter feeders aren't safe anymore.

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