Welsh Marine Life - Shark Special

For today's post we thought it would be great to take a closer look at the majestic Sharks that patrol our welsh shores.

SUP sweating (wobble wobble)? No need to be, according to Shark Trust, there have been no unprovoked Shark attacks in Welsh waters since records began way back in 1847, We think you are pretty safe 🤙🏼

So which sharks are in the local sea, well believe it or not there's over 40 different species of Shark, however, only around 21 of these can be found all year round. The most common Shark is the Porbeagle, however, Blue sharks visit for vacations each year along with Basking Sharks which have been spotted in Wales recently!

'We think it MUST be for the delicious welsh cakes, and we certainly don't blame them' 😂

Want to learn more about the Basking Sharks? Well here are some fun facts which you might like.

Basking Sharks:

🌟 The scientific name is Cetorhinus Maximus
🌟 Visit Welsh shores between May & September
🌟 Can grow up to a massive 12m in length
🌟 Weigh up to a whopping 6 tonnes
🌟 Average life span is around 50 years
🌟 Have tiny teeth 5-6mm (Smaller than humans)
🌟 Are the 2nd largest fish in our oceans

🌟 Diet consists of Solely Zooplankton

These ones don't sound so scary anymore hey? We think so too!

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