WATCH: Eight-metre long shark cruising close to shore on Spain’s Costa Tropical Mediterranean holiday hotspot

LAID BACK: The Guardia said basking sharks are not known to attack man CREDIT: Guardia Civil Twitter @guardiacivil

A MORE than eight-metre long shark has appeared cruising around just 400 metres or so from a beach in Polopos on Granada’s Costa Tropical.

Saturday’s sighting of the basking shark in front of the La Mamola beach follows reports at the beginning of the month of a much smaller one, around three metres, in front of a beach in Calahonda just down the coast towards Motril.


The Guardia Civil said that while this species of shark, the second largest in the world, is not known to attack man, its Maritime Service advises the public not to get too close to the creature in boats or kayaks.


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