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More Basking Shark Sightings In British Waters
2012-07-24 08:05:00

Basking sharks, after being protected from commercial hunting since the late 20th century, are on the rise in British waters.

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2010-09-08 11:18:25

NOAA's Fisheries Service has designated the eastern North Pacific basking shark, a "species of concern" because it has suffered a dramatic decline in population despite decreasing fishing pressure.

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2009-05-08 07:21:18

Researchers have discovered where basking sharks – the world's second largest fish – hide out for half of every year.

2008-08-03 18:00:09

SIX basking sharks have been tagged off the coast of Donegal. The creatures were spotted swimming in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and were filmed by an RTE crew.

2008-07-27 00:00:24

Volunteers are being asked to log sightings of basking sharks in a survey that aims to find out more about the world's second largest fish.

2008-07-27 00:00:24

Volunteers are being asked to log basking shark sightings in a survey that aims to find out more about the world's second largest fish.


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2007-03-19 15:01:39

The Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest fish after the whale shark. The basking shark is a cosmopolitan species - it is found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow moving and generally harmless filter feeder. Like other large sharks, basking sharks are at risk of extinction due to a combination of low resilience and overfishing through increasing demands for the sharks' fins, flesh and organs. Taxonomy This shark is called the basking shark because it...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.