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Project collaborator Colin Speedie has just passed on photos that prove to be the re-sighting of an individual basking shark after the longest period we have yet on record. The Basking Shark Photo-ID project has now built up a large database, now held by the Shark Trust in Plymouth, of photographs of individual sharks taken by a number of collaborators, including us (Marine Conservation International) and Colin Speedie. This latest match is between one that Colin took in 2005 and one recently taken by ferry passenger Jim Ashton this year. Not only were both taken in the summer but the shark was in the same area of the Inner Hebrides, 7 years later.