A fairly unusual sighting this week, a Basking Shark was spotted on our offshore voyage near the Smalls Lighthouse. The Basking Shark is a large shark found in cool waters throughout the world and feeds on plankton, filtering the plankton from the sea by passing water into its mouth from swimming. They feed close to the surface which is why they are spotted more often than other species of sharks. It is an easily identified species due to its extremely large mouth dominating the other features that the species has.