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Kayaker Encounters Basking Sharks Off Irish Coast

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A kayaking encountered several basking sharks off the coast of Cork in Ireland, as seen in footage he posted to Facebook on May 3.

Paul Cleary was paddling in Rosscarbery Bay in County Cork when he captured underwater footage of the creatures swimming through the water.

Cleary told Storyful he came across several groups of basking sharks on that outing. “I counted about 40 individual basking sharks that day,” he said.

Cleary has encountered magnificent animals on his paddles before, as this video of a humpback whale shows. Credit: Paul Cleary via Storyful

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