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Article: Wired on basking sharks

I have a bit of a soft spot for this article, since it’s the one I sent to Tony just after I left Mozambique (where I met him) and which kicked off our email correspondence which eventually concluded in us getting married late last year. When I sent him this he accused me of being a “secret scientist”, but in truth I am just someone who browses the interweb… a lot!

It’s a short piece describing new research that has uncovered where basking sharks spend their winter months. Like our local broadnosed sevengill cowsharks, a baby basking shark has never been seen. No one knows where they go to breed, or indeed where they spend large chunks of their time. So this is novel stuff.

Visit the link just to check out what a basking shark looks like – awesome!

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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