Large very slow moving creature which only briefly showed a fin.
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If it is BS, it is rather odd not to see the dorsal fin. What are we seeing here - tail and nose? If so, where is the high dorsal? Can you be sure it is a fish and not some floating object?
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It was defintely a basking shark moving very slowly along the coast. I think the picture shows the tail fin and a small part of the dorsal fin. At one point it went at ninety degrees across the current and made quite a splash. The total length was about 4 metres so possibly about 5 years old. Incidentally there was an adult BS here recently and also a minke whale passed through which is unusual.
Thanks - that is convincing. I will add it to our database if you don't mind. They are splendid creatures. I sailed through a large assembly of them off the N end of Coll a few years ago - I could scarcely believe what I was seeing.
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