Looks like we won’t need a bigger boat after all.
Gloucester resident and drone enthusiast Martin Del Vecchio captured this incredible footage of two basking sharks feeding off the city’s coastline Friday.
Del Vecchio said his drone was nearly 2,000 feet from shore at one point and hovered a mere ten feet above the sea creatures. Onlookers watched the footage from the drone’s camera live on the shore.
The basking shark is big — most adults are 20 to 25 feet, rivaling the size of the lobster boat in the video — but mostly harmless, feeding on zooplankton, small fish, and other invertebrate sea life.