The whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks that live around our coast are some of the UK’s most spectacular - and at risk - wildlife. We are campaigning for 17 protected areas around England and Wales - our ‘megafauna hotspots’ - for whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks. Take action to save our ocean giants, today!
Would you like to help record Cumbria's rocky shore species? If so, why not think about joining the marine team for a Shoresearch survey.
Name: Basking Shark
Scientific name: Cetorhinus maximus
Category: Fish and sharks