Seattle college student on boat spots a giant basking shark in the ocean

x Albrecht filmed a basking shark in the North Atlantic. Alex is a 20 year old college student and musician from Seattle, Washington. He was sailing on the SSV Corwith Cramer, a brigantine tall ship on a semester program with Sea Education Association studying Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. They were also being trained as a tall ship crew so they sailed the boat themselves as students. They sailed from St. Petersburg, Florida to Woods Hole, MA conducting marine biodiversity and oceanography research for 6 weeks. They saw a basking shark around a hundred nautical miles offshore of New England on May 15th and estimated it to be around 25 feet long on May 15.

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