World Basking Shark Day
World Basking Shark Day is a day specifically dedicated to raising awareness about one of the ocean’s gentle giants – the basking shark. Despite their large size, basking sharks are under threat due to a combination of slow reproduction rates, incidental by-catch in fishing gear, and their inadvertent exposure to marine pollution. This day serves as an opportunity to educate the public about these magnificent creatures, from their feeding and migratory habits to their critical role in maintaining marine biodiversity. The day aims to galvanize global efforts to conserve this species, promoting stricter fishing regulations, encouraging responsible marine tourism, and supporting research that can inform effective policy-making.