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15th Jul 2021

WATCH: Much loved Sligo cafe shares amazing footage of basking sharks!

Lynda Keogh

If you’ve been to Strandhill in Sligo, you will have undoubtedly found yourself in Shell’s Cafe for a cuppa!

This much loved Sligo cafe usually share pics of their amazzzzzing and delicious treats and lunches – if you haven’t popped in, add them to your staycation foodie list! Although this piece content went slightly off theme, we definitely aren’t mad about it! What a sight to see!

Shell’s shared this mesmerising video of basking sharks swimming off the edge of the shore at Keem Bay in Achill. Known as Gaelige as ‘liabhán chor gréine’; these massive sharks have made Keem Bay their summer home in recent years, and have been regularly spotted in the shallows.

Basking sharks are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Although these guys can grow up to up to 15 meters (or 45 feet), they are plankton dwellers and are have little to no interest in humans. We urge our readers to be mindful if you see a basking shark, enjoy their incredible beauty – but do not disturb these gentle giants.

Check out this video –

Lead Images via Instagram/shellscafe

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