Screenshot of the rarely seen porbeagle shark.

VIDEO: Critically endangered shark spotted at UK gas field

Stunning footage has been captured of a critically endangered shark swimming at a gas field in the UK North Sea.

The large predator, known as a porbeagle, was seen on camera during a diving operation at Shell’s Shearwater field, around 140miles east of Aberdeen.

They are among a number of large sharks and rays which are endangered in Europe, primarily due to over fishing in the late 20th century.

A Subsea 7 diving operation spotted the shark earlier this month at Shearwater, a bridge-linked platform which serves as a production hub for a number of surrounding fields.

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