Porbeagle shark? Skerries harbour

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Porbeagle shark? Skerries harbour

Postby eoghanb » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:43 pm

Anyone see the video ,it looks to me like it's a decent size porbeagle at the skerries Yacht club slip
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Re: Porbeagle shark? Skerries harbour

Postby chuckaroo » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:16 pm

Yip, seen it. But can't distinguish it between a porgy or a basking shark tbh. Is anyone sure which one it is?
Hope they didn't stress it too much either way.

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Re: Porbeagle shark? Skerries harbour

Postby MONKEYwrasse » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:01 pm

A local fisherman informed me it was a young basking shark..
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Re: Porbeagle shark? Skerries harbour

Postby kieran » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:10 am

its a basking shark, look at the dorsal and tail fin, classic pose when filter feeding on the surface. Nice to see one on the east coast.
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Re: Porbeagle shark? Skerries harbour

Postby mickser » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:21 am

Not the first on the east coast I have seen them on a regular occasions out off Greystones while fishing for ray on anchor
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