Basking shark, 19th century artwork

Basking shark, 19th century artwork

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Basking shark (Squalus maximus). Artwork of the head of a basking shark that beached at Brighton, UK on the 5th Dec 1812. The shark was transported to London and exhibited there. It measured 9.5 metres in length.

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