Basking sharks put off by chilly waters

Basking sharks appear to be giving UK seas the cold shoulder probably because the water temperature here is lower than usual at this time of year.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) which runs Basking Shark Watch, a database of reported sightings, says it’s received hardly any reports this year and it could be down to the chilly waters. Last year over 170 sightings were reported at: