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Second-Largest Living Sharks Caught On Video In Scottish Waters With SharkCam - AllAbout
As if plucked from Jurassic waters, basking sharks – the second-largest sharks in the world – languidly move through today’s oceans, their mouths agape as they sift through tons of seawater to catch prey. It’s little wonder such an underwater oddity has piqued the curiosity of scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The team’s REMUS SharkCam has captured footage of the sharks off the West Coast of Scotland for the first time. Initially developed to track white sharks, the scientists turned the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) on basking sharks in the hopes of learning more about these iconic creatures. “Every time we deploy REMUS SharkCam, we learn something new about the species we are studying,” said Amy Kukulya, WHOI research engineer and SharkCam …