Basking Shark Spotted Off Pevensey Bay

Thursday 8th September 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Shark Pevensey Bay

A basking shark has reportedly been spotted off the coast at Pevensey Bay.

It was seen swimming around just off the promenade for about 45 minutes last Friday (2 September).

This photo was sent to Eastbourne Buzz by a keen-eyed viewer.

Basking sharks are not uncommon sights off the British coast, but are more often seen off the Cornwall coastline. They are the second largest fish in the sea, with adults able to reach lengths of 12 metres (39 foot). Known for their overly large mouths, basking sharks are harmless to humans and are filter feeders, eating things like zooplankton, small fish and invertebrates.

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