5 results for month: 08/2015
Are your kids bored at the end of the summer holidays? Give them this basking shark outline to colour in and send it to us by email if you'd like to see it on the Manx Basking Shark Watch website. KidsPoster
The 3 satellite SPOT tags that we put on basking sharks on the 7th August are working well. I am happy to report that DONG Megalodon, our 8m female, came to the surface halfway between the Isle of Man and Ireland. Flowrider's last reported position was that he was heading south. Celtic Scuff, on the other hand, has turned out to be a real 'Manx' basking shark since he was tagged. He has been feeding in a very small area off the north-west coast of the Isle of Man. This is great information in the struggle to get habitat usage information from a species that spends so much time in deep water. See http://www.wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?project_i...
If you haven't registered to follow our 3 basking sharks that we put SPOT satellite tags on 8 days ago you can do so at the following website where you can also see other basking shark projects from the last few years. See http://www.wildlifetracking.org/?species=Basking%20Shark Also see the Manx Basking Shark Watch Facebook page.
The author Charlie Elder visited us in 2013 in his year-long quest to see and write about Britain's rarest animals. The result is his charming book "Few and Far Between." He had a very special days with the Manx Basking Shark Watch team and wrote in his book about us. Here is an article about his book. I hope it encourages you to read it. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/from-basking-sharks-to-bechsteins-bat-a-year-spent-discovering-britains-rarest-animals-10319137.html
Good news! You can now follow the 3 basking sharks, DONG Megalodon (a 8m female), Flowrider (a very big and bulky 8m + male) and Celtic Scuff ( a 6m male), that we SPOT-tagged last friday, by registering to have emails every time one of them comes to the surface and lets us know, via satellite, where it is. Go tohttp://www.wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?project_id=1123 and register. I've got a bit of a hiccough with the data from Megalodon but that will be sorted shortly.