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Great Whites And Other Sharks You Had No Idea Were In The UK

Thought sharks were only found in warmer climes? That it was always relatively safe to step into the sea around the UK shores?

Well, it would appear you thought wrong. UK waters have in fact been known to play host to around thirty different breeds of the ghostly killing machines.

From the great whites of Jaws-fame to the giant (but harmless and plankton engulfing) basking sharks, we’re actually something of terrorfish hotbed.

Check out the below infographic to see the most common shark spots and what you’re up against the next time you take a doggy paddle.

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Shark Week 2015 airs this week on Discovery Channel (Sky 520 / Virgin 211)