Sighting Details

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Reporter's name:
gaby cooper
Observer Activity:
On Land
Total number of sightings by gaby cooper:
372
Date Time Location Behavior
01/06/2019 7:00 Peel castle Swimming

Number and size of sharks

total <2m 2-4m 4-6m 6-8m >8m
4

Distance from animals

119 metres

Shark Details

There were four sharks in total, I walked clockwise around the castle from fenella and saw one right in front of me, there were two together further round behind the castle and the fourth was further up the coast level with the entrance to peel bay. The three closest to me were swimming towards the south of the island but not travelling fast, they may have been feeding but if they were turning in circles they were not tight. I could see their fins from the side (ie triangle shape) and then sometimes from the front or back so they were changing direction without moving too far. Two sharks were closer together and seemed to be swimming together. The furthest away from me at the entrance to the bay didn’t seem to get any closer. I couldn’t estimate their size but of the two together one seemed much bigger than the other. Judging by the size of the fins I’d estimate the bigger one was the same size as the one I saw first as I came round the castle from Fenella. I left after 15 minutes of watching them but they didn’t disappear, so the sighting could have gone on longer. I could see all four at the same time.

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