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Basking sharks trawl open mouthed


The countdown continues to find the UK's best wildlife spectacle.

The contenders include leaping dolphins, soaring sea eagles, rutting deer and swirling starlings. But which one will be top of the wildlife pops?

The basking shark trawls sea waters with an open mouth to catch microscopic plankton. You can watch this thrilling spectacle off the coast of Cornwall and Devon but how far up the UK wildlife chart will it come?

Nature's Top 40 runs daily at 1430 GMT on BBC Two from Monday 1 December for two weeks


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