3 results for month: 06/2014

Basking Shark Research Assistants 2014

Rowan Henthorn and Jade McKinley have completed their induction training as part of the Manx Basking Shark Watch research team for 2014. Now all we need are some basking sharks! Although some basking sharks have been sighted the plankton that we are seeing is not what the basking sharks prefer to eat. Let's hope that the zooplankton situation improves soon before the sharks move off to find a better feeding spot! Photo is of Jade (left) and Rowan (right) on Happy Jack.

A New Series ‘Ireland’s Ocean’: See Video Trailer

RTÉ are going to broadcast a new series 'Ireland's Ocean' from Sunday June 22nd at 6.30pm for four weeks. The first programme will be on dolphins and features the work of the IWDG and Celtic Mist. RTÉ are really getting behind it and momentum seems to be building, a trailer which has been running since last weekend https://vimeo.com/user28957796/videos Please pass and encourage peole to watch show RTE commission more programmes on whales and dolphins in the future. RTE PRESS RELEASE PROGRAMME 1 – DOLPHINS There are 27,000 common dolphins living in Irish waters and half the European population of bottlenose dolphins, and yet we still ...

Manx Basking Shark Season Well Under Way + An Irish Video to Whet Your Appetite.

Well, the basking sharks are here, but not in great numbers. There have been sightings all along the coast in the usual hot-spots, the largest number reported as being seen at once was 4 off Peel. Also, have a look a this brilliant video taken in Cork, Ireland this May. I want one of those! <iframe frameborder="0" width="480" height="270" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1yohzy" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1yohzy_basking-sharks-off-irish-coast_fun" target="_blank">Basking Sharks Off Irish Coast</a> <i>by <a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/storyful...