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Basking Shark

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

One of the largest fish in the and only occasionally seen off the Dorset coast.


[Note: not a marine mammal but I have grouped it with them for expediency]



Common Name Basking Shark
Scientific Name Cetorhinus maximus
Species Group Marine Mammals
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