Saturday, June 19, 2010

Basking shark seen on sunset cruise

During last night's sunset cruise for Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Capt. Pete Reynolds slowed the M/V Granite State down when he spotted an approximately 15-foot (or so) basking shark off the mouth of the Piscataqua River. We watched for a few minutes as the shark swam slowly around the bow of the boat.

There have been a number of shark sightings in the area lately -- click here.


  1. I tried like crazy to get a shot of it under the water but my camera was having a tough time focusing.

    Such a nice surprise on our cruise!