FOUR WINNS GOES TO THE FAROES!
So the very big male basking shark that we nick-named FOUR WINNS for the boat that kindly pointed him out to us, has popped up near the Faroe Islands. We tagged him on the 9th of June, 3km West of Niarbyl, in Manx waters. The next day his satellite tag told us that he was a little further North about 12km off Orrisdale on the Isle of Man. We didn’t hear from him again until the 14th of August when he popped up very briefly just South of the Faroe Islands, having travelled nearly 800km as the crow flies. This is very exciting as this is the first tagged basking shark that we have had go so far North from Manx waters. Not the safest place for a large marine creature to be though! Stay safe FOUR WINNS! You can register to follow the basking sharks tagged by Manx Basking Shark Watch in 2016 by email at http://www.wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?project_id=1208 and to follow the basking sharks tagged in 2015 or other basking sharks tagged by other scientific groups register at http://www.wildlifetracking.org/?species=Basking%20Shark Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latest basking shark news! https://www.facebook.com/ManxBaskingSharkWatch