Irish Video of Fin-Mounted Camera on a Basking Shark

Have a look at this excellent video from Emmett Johnston's group in Ireland. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hrYBSlD-7s

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Update on Basking Sharks Tagged in Scotland: One off France, One off Portugal

More and more exciting! It's looking more like last years pattern every day. Local schools, some long-distance travelling. See http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=839

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Great White Shark’s Epic Ocean Trek

Scientists have tagged a great white shark that has nearly crossed the Atlantic from Florida, she is heading this way! They have put several tags on her including a SPOT tag like the ones that we use. We do not have to catch the basking sharks to do this, as they do the great whites. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26467037

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BEACH CLEAN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN FIND BASKING SHARK TAG ON WELSH BEACH

Excellent and surprising things happen sometimes. In this case the urgent need to clean up all the plastic rubbish from our beaches has met with another urgent conservation need, to find out more about our endangered basking sharks. On the 15th July 2009 the Manx Basking Shark Watch research team put an archival MK10 PAT tag on a beautiful 7m long female basking shark who was nick-named Ami by her sponsors, Tower Insurance of Douglas. Ami had recently been engaged in a romantic tryst with a male shark we named Romeo. She carried her tag until September, staying very ...

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Fricassonce’s Tag is Found!

I am delighted to report that Fricassonce’s satellite tag has been found near Ravenglass by Emma Jackson. Her mother Gill said “It gave her a real buzz to find it, the tag was found on our caravan park because we live next to the Irish Sea and we had a big storm on the 3rd of January 2014 which flooded our caravan park. My husband John was clearing the large piles of seaweed that had washed onto our site when he found the tag.” Luckily Emma realized that it was something special, saw the address on the tag and contacted Wildlife Computers in America. They told ...

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Third Satellite-Tagged British Basking Shark Travels Down African Coast

A few months ago we had no satellite tagging evidence that the basking sharks seen in British waters might travel to African waters, now we have evidence from three animals tagged by 2 research groups. Last summer a basking shark was tagged off the Northwest coast of Scotland by Dr Matt Witt's team. It was soon apparent that it was travelling down the African coast (see http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=753 for latest map). Now news has broken that one satellite tagged by Emmett Johnson's team from Ireland has taken a similar route. We DO live in ...

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