Scotland: basking sharks in sea. Climate change?


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Scotland: basking sharks in sea. Climate change?

Date: 9/16/05 at 10:46AM

From The Independent:

16 September 2005

Basking sharks following food to Scottish waters

By Paul Kelbie, Scotland Correspondent

Britain’s biggest fish, the basking shark, is deserting the waters off southern England and heading to Scotland as global warming pushes its favourite food source northwards.

In the past three years sightings of basking sharks have greatly increased in Scottish waters and have fallen in south-west England.

The latest survey from the Wildlife Trust’s basking shark project shows that 172 out of 180 sightings this year of the fish, which can grow to 11 metres in length, were in Scottish waters.

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