Monday, 9 April 2018

Basking sharks gather in large groups off northeast US coast



Group sightings are fairly rare

Date:  March 30, 2018
Source:  NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Summary:
Groups of basking sharks ranging from as few as 30 to nearly 1,400 individual animals have been observed aggregating in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island. While individual sightings are fairly common, seeing large groups is not. The reason why the animals congregate has not been clearly determined, and observations of these aggregation events are relatively rare.


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