Two Huge Basking Sharks Spotted Among Group Of Swimmers In Ireland

The west coast of Ireland is a beautiful spot, particularly in the summertime.

When the sun is out and the weather is warm, it is a truly magical place and the beaches along the coast are responsible for most of that natural beauty.

But beachgoers visiting Keem Bay on County Mayo’s Achill island were surprised by the two visitors sharing the shallow waters.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Two giant sharks were spotted swimming along the coast.

Check out the clip below:


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Like a scene out of the movie “Jaws,” the TikTok clip shows the two large basking sharks swimming in the bay. That is when someone in the clip can be heard exclaiming, “Oh my God,” while other beachgoers continue to swim in the water.

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Fortunately for everyone involved that day, basking sharks are far less harmless than they appear. These large sharks can grow up to 26 feet in length and feed on plankton.

Photo: flickr/Antony Stanley

While the large basking sharks might be big and scary-looking, they aren’t aggressive and posed no threat to the humans at the beach.

Understandably, viewers of the were still a little rattled by the footage, with one person writing, “I know they aren’t dangerous, but they are still unsettling! Beautiful and terrifying.”

Photo: flickr/Green Fire Productions

Someone else commented, “Welp, I’m never going in the ocean again.”

A third person joked that they are never going to a beach in Ireland after viewing that footage.

What do you think of the clip? Would you be afraid to see a basking shark while swimming in the ocean? Have you ever seen one in real life? Let us know!

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