Recently a basking shark was spotted off the Belgian Coast in the North Sea. This is rare, since there have only been five such sightings in the Belgian waters over the last few years. Although its length can reach up to eight metres, there is no need to fear this type of shark, because it feeds solely on plankton.
Which sharks are to be found in the North Sea? There are three sorts : Dogfish, Cat Shark and Smooth Hound. They are not often spotted along the Belgian coast, they are more frequently found along the English and Scottish coasts. So if you are afraid of sharks, there is nothing to fear on the Belgian coast.