59 results for author: Jackie Hall


Manx basking sharks in a book: ‘Few and Far Between’.

The author Charlie Elder visited us in 2013 in his year-long quest to see and write about Britain's rarest animals. The result is his charming book "Few and Far Between." He had a very special days with the Manx Basking Shark Watch team and wrote in his book about us. Here is an article about his book. I hope it encourages you to read it. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/from-basking-sharks-to-bechsteins-bat-a-year-spent-discovering-britains-rarest-animals-10319137.html

Follow our Satellite-Tagged Basking Sharks.

Good news! You can now follow the 3 basking sharks, DONG Megalodon (a 8m female), Flowrider (a very big and bulky 8m + male) and Celtic Scuff ( a 6m male), that we SPOT-tagged last friday, by registering to have emails every time one of them comes to the surface and lets us know, via satellite, where it is. Go tohttp://www.wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?project_id=1123 and register. I've got a bit of a hiccough with the data from Megalodon but that will be sorted shortly.

Calling all Jelly Blob Experts! More photos of the dead basking shark

See more photos of the dead basking shark and try to identify the jelly blobs found in  its spiral valve at https://www.facebook.com/ManxBaskingSharkWatch

Dead Basking Shark on Kirk Michael Beach

There is a dead male basking shark on Kirk Michael beach. Please DO NOT go to see it as it is a health hazard. See our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ManxBaskingSharkWatch for photos from Deniese Smith.

A Nice Basking Shark Poster for you to Print.

Here is a nice poster encouraging people to report their basking shark sightings to us. Please would you print it to put in your workplace, library, post office, clubhouse or wherever people are likely to see and enjoy it?  Download a printable image. Please click the image to download a printable pdf.

Nice Videos: 6m Basking Shark in Port Erin 20th May 2015

These charming little videos¬†show the 6m long basking shark that came right into Port Erin Bay on 20th May. They were taken by Charles and William Price. Well done!    

Great Photo of Basking Shark with Cosy Nook Cafe Behind

This is the 6m long basking shark that was in Port Erin Bay on the 20th May. Photo Jackie Hall, Manx Basking Shark Watch.  

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 interesting times for basking shark research! See all Irish basking shark news ...

Craig Whally: Mad Sunday 2007 Surfing Basking Shark!

Whilst kayaking around Fleshwick bay I spotted two shark fins about one mile out. I was surfing the small waves and heading towards the sharks at a speed of about 5 to 6 knots when I heard what I thought was a breaking wave behind me. The sound of the wave lasted longer than usual so I looked around to see what was going on, what I saw was a shark surfing on the same wave as myself, nearly resting its nose on the stern of my kayak. I kept paddling and the shark kept following! When I eventually slowed down he stayed with me for a minute or two allowing me to take some under water video footage. He then came along side the kayak before diving down - ...