VIDEO: Basking sharks at the Straad

Over the past few weeks basking sharks have been spotted around the coastline of the island, with photographers - both amateur and professional - out hoping to catch a glimpse of these gentle beasts.

Caroline Calder and Ryan Seath took video footage of the sharks off the coast of the Straad over the weekend, with Caroline saying that one swam under their boat. “All I know is it was far bigger than the boat!” she added.

Basking sharks have been spotted around the coast of the island over the past few weeks.

Basking sharks have been spotted around the coast of the island over the past few weeks.

Many thanks to Caroline and Ryan for sharing their clips with us, and if you’ve got any photos or videos you’d like to share with our readers please get in touch!

* Likewise, if you’ve spotted any basking sharks around the island’s coastline, please report your sighting to the Marine Conservation Society.