Basking sharks are circling British shores of Isle Of Man

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So far in May alone, 82 sightings of the world’s second largest fish – some in schools of up to 10 at a time – have been recorded in Manx waters.

The Isle of Man has more sightings every year than anywhere else in the British Isles, with 877 last year.

Basking sharks can grow up to to 10m in length and often gather in large groups around the Manx coast between May and September.

The Isle of Man is a hotspot for the placid creatures because its location – in the middle of the Irish Sea – collects big plankton blooms which provide a perfect feeding ground.

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