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50 Sharks Spotted Off Sussex Coast

Around 50 smoothhound sharks were spotted in the Medmerry nature reserve near Sesley last Wednesday

Peter Hughes, a RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) warden who filmed the event spoke to the BBC: 'It was astonishing. There were just these huge fish everywhere in knee-deep water.'

'We knew in time that Medmerry was going to be a great place for wildlife, but I don’t think anyone expected this. We assume they were coming in to feed on the crabs and other marine life that have made their home here,' he added.

Starry smoothhounds grow up to 140cm in size and primarily feed on crustaceans and cephalopods in coastal waters. 

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