VIDEO: Amazing footage shows 50 sharks swimming off UK coast By Andrew Clark July 24 2015, 5.54pm Share VIDEO: Amazing footage shows 50 sharks swimming off UK coast Share via Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Messenger Linkedin Email Post link https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/uk/647778/video-amazing-footage-shows-50-sharks-swimming-off-uk-coast/ Copy Link A group of up to 50 sharks have been spotted swimming off the UK coast. Video footage recorded by RSPB’s Medmerry wildlife site near Selsey caught the sharks swimming in the shallow West Sussex waters. RSPB warden Peter Hughes, who filmed the fins, described the footage as “astonishing”. It is believed the sharks had entered the shallow water to feed on crabs and other marine life that have made their home at Medmerry. The sharks have been identified as smooth-hounds, a type of shark usually found offshore in coastal waters that can grow up to 5ft 3ins long and weigh more than 29lb.