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Old 09 June 2009, 09:28   #1
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Basking sharks Cornwall

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8090784.stm

Some incredible footage shot off Cornwall last week. What magnificent creatures!!!

We get quite a few around the Gower coast as well - along with Sunfish and turtles - suppose the West coast has it's advantages when it's not raining.
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Twice the weight of an elephant!!??

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Some incredible footage shot off Cornwall last week. What magnificent creatures!!!

We get quite a few around the Gower coast as well - along with Sunfish and turtles - suppose the West coast has it's advantages when it's not raining.
Magnificent indeed,majestic beasts who harm no-one [unless you're plankton!..one or two on here might not be safe thinking about it!]Twice the weight of an elephant!I've Seen plenty over the years,and Sunfish,as big as dustbins,and a huge 'Leather back'..about 7' long! off the Lizard once!This truly is a 'Sceptered Isle',and we have loads to see,just hope we get some decent weather soon!!
'Sticky' has some great shots of Baskers,taken around the Scillies, I'll ask him to post em.Looking forward to seeing some more down there myself,soon!!!
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They are coming up through the North Cornwall/Devon coast, spotted at Lundy last week.
Had the good fortune to get very close to them in the past, yes indeed Maximus, truly magnificent creatures.
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I'd love to see one but they dont seem to get up as far as the solent. Someone ' is sure' they saw either a great white or ' something' .

Great coverage by the local paper - muppets .

Anyone ever seen dolphins , seals , sharks , whales , or the like in the solent ?
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I'd love to see one but they dont seem to get up as far as the solent. Someone ' is sure' they saw either a great white or ' something' .

Great coverage by the local paper - muppets .

Anyone ever seen dolphins , seals , sharks , whales , or the like in the solent ?
Ok you opened the door!!! Yep seen loads of sharks, but none with teeth and fins
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Ok you opened the door!!! Yep seen loads of sharks, but none with teeth and fins
I've seen a few whales on Bournemouth beach...
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Anyone ever seen dolphins , seals , sharks , whales , or the like in the solent ?
There has been the odd dolphin about, but I've not seen one myself.

I have however seen seals in Langstone harbour.




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