I've allready spoken to
David Bull from the silver dolphin group mentioned in the article.
I explained to him that we were there to photo the minnack theatre and the shark was swimming amoungst us.
We may have done some minor manouvering to get close up pictures but the basking shark turned and swam back through our pack of boats several times - hardly what I'd call harrased.
David Bull agreed that it was more important to make sure the props not spinning than to try and get out the way.
Ive also written a response to the cornishman newspaper - I wonder if they will print it.
I'm afraid this is simply a case of jelous observer on the cliffs at the minnack so pissed off he couldn't be down there with us that he found great pleasure in reporting it to the first people he could find.
Maybe we should have harpooned it and dragged it to the scillies for the BBQ - then they would have had something to winge about