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The Manx Basking Shark Watch/ Manx Wildlife Trust team put a satellite tag on a 5.5m male long basking shark that we nick-named Mister Tailor on June 8th 2013. His tagging is part of a project sponsored by the Manx Lottery Trust called "There's a basking shark on my phone". His satellite tag was sponsored by DONG Energy. We tagged him off the West coast of the Isle of Man. After feeding off the Manx coast for a while he then delighted us by heading north and feeding for a long time around the Scottish Island of Mull hence proving a link between the basking sharks that feed there and the ones that feed in Manx waters. His tag stayed on for more than a ...

Update on Basking Shark Satellite Tagging

I am delighted to report that two of the basking sharks we put satellite tags on off the Manx coast last August have popped up in the last week. 'Flowrider' the large male shark who went all the way south to the Moroccan coast in January, has been off the French coast for a few days (see¬†http://www.wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?project_id=1123) and Celtic Scuff is coming up in the Celtic Deep. He appears to have been around that area and edging into the Bristol Channel all winter.  

‘Flowrider’ Migrates to Moroccan Coast

Exciting! See http://www.wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?tag_id=138610&full=1&lang=

Scientific Report On Basking Shark Tagging In NW Scotland out Today!

Dr Matt Witt's team from Exeter University has put satellite tags on 61 basking sharks. This superb report reveals unparalleled details of their local hotspots around Mull and how some of them migrate south to Spain and off Madeira. Download the full report at  http://www.snh.gov.uk/publications-data-and-research/publications/search-the-catalogue/publication-detail/?id=2403


Celtic Scuff, is proving to be a very interesting basking shark to have tagged. We tagged him off the Isle of Man on 7th August and he spent a month feeding close inshore off the NW coast of the Isle of Man. This was a very interesting finding as we didn't realise that this was such an important feeding area. Then we didn't hear from him for a while, then he popped up in the Bristol Channel on 17th September 2 weeks after he left Manx water. Having satellite-tagged 29 basking shark in Manx waters we know to expect basking them to stay under all winter so we are delighted when one pops up to tell us where it is, and, surprise surprise his tag is ...

Chris Packham Supports Manx Basking Shark Watch!

We are delighted that Chris Packham - naturalist, photographer, television presenter and author, of Springwatch and Autumnwatch fame - has been kind enough to support Manx Basking Shark Watch. Thank you Chris! "The basking shark is an extraordinary animal, an enigma, a creature which is still relatively little known in the 21st century. It's so important that we begin to understand more of its remarkable behaviour as quickly as possible, only then will we develop the ability to conserve it. I'd like to ask you to offer whatever support to can to Manx Basking Shark Watch because every little helps in our struggle to keep the world's natural ...

Basking shark called Celtic Scuff reveals important feeding area.


Basking Shark Drawing for Kids to Colour in.

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

DONG Megalodon Reveals Herself, Celtic Scuff Stays in Manx Waters

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...

Follow Flowrider, Celtic Scuff and DONG Megalodon, our Satellite-Tagged Basking Sharks

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.