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Basking Shark

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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]



Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

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Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Basking Shark
Scientific Name Cetorhinus maximus
Interest Level
Species Family Marine Mammals
Preferred Environment
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Additional Identification Notes