Sharks move from Two Mile Borris Tipperary to Kingstown

There has been a rare sighting of a basking shark on the Irish east
coast – at the entrance to Dún Laoghaire harbour.

The basking shark was spotted this morning in Dún Laoghaire

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group says the basking shark was spotted
this morning by Ronan Mc Laughlin of the Naval Service vessel LE
Ciara.

The IWDG says that while basking shark sightings are common at this
time of year, only between 1% and 5% of all sightings have been off
the east coast.

It says 2012 has been another very good year for sightings of this
“honorary whale”, with 78 validated sightings to date, almost all of
which have come from the south and west coasts.