Basking Shark caught in PortugalHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
25. December 2011
Date: 22. December 2011.
Location: Cascais, Portugal.
Species: Basking shark ( Cetorhinus maximus ).
Size: reported to be 3 metres in length.
The specimen was found already dead in a fishing net off the Estoril coast.
The accidental capture took place near Cascais, a seaside town about 30 km
west of Portugal’s capital city Lisbon.
Photo Credit: Surftotal.