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Basking sharks travel in extended families with their own ‘gourmet maps’ of feeding spots, genetic tagging reveals

Shutterstock Catherine S Jones, University of Aberdeen; Leslie Noble, Nord University, and Lilian Lieber, Queen’s University Belfast Picture the scene. Swimming off Scotland’s west coast during a summer holiday you notice a large dark shark nearly 10 metres long headed towards you. A prominent triangular dorsal fin cuts the surface, the powerful rhythmically beating tail driving it silently through the …

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