Bob Skinner kindly passed on to me the conclusion to the “sea monster” story from
Galway in 1935 that I blogged about two weeks (-ish) ago.
Western Morning News May 7th 1935 p. 9
A Basking Shark
From Our Own Correspondent
In the opinion of Professor Dinan, of
University College, Galway, the 50ft long sea-monster which was
killed on Saturday in is an extraordinary species of basking
shark. Galway Bay
The professor accompanied a “Western Morning News” representative to Mutton Island Lighthouse to-day and when the tide had ebbed was able to get a closer view of the creature, which was on a shelf of rock.
He said that the oil was valuable and there sometimes a hundred gallons, worth from £50 to £100. The last record of a basking shark in
was in 1922. Efforts
are being made to tow the giant shark to the docks for exhibition. (1)
Bob added the following note: 'Basically same story in Nottingham Evening Post 7 May 1935 p. 9 Monster A Basking Shark. Western Daily Press 7 May 1935 p.13 50-Feet Long Sea Monster Turns Out To Be A Basking Shark'
1. Western Morning News March 7th 1935.