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Twenty enormous basking sharks spotted swimming off Co. Clare coast

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20 basking sharks (similar to that pictured) were seen swimming off the coast of Co. Clare

A GROUP of 20 basking sharks has been spotted off the coast of Co. Clare.

The sharks – which reach up to 8m in length – were seen swimming close to the shore near Kilkee on Tuesday morning.

Wildlife conservationist Andrew Power told RTÉ News that it was an incredible sight.

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“They were feeding actively for about three hours,” he said. “You could see the inside of their huge mouths very clearly under the water as they were feeding. They swam close to the rocks going in circles. It was incredible.”

The basking shark is the second largest fish in the world.

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