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Possible Basking Shark Courtship Behavior Videoed: by Ian Judd

I was fortunate to be witness, between 18.00 – 20.15 on Saturday 7th July 2007, 3 basking sharks about 1 km NW of Peel breakwater. I sat taking some photos from my kayak then would predict the shark’s trajectory and anticipate that it would or might pass by me. So I jumped into the water from my sit-on-top kayak with mask, fins and snorkel and equipped with my underwater digital camera clicked away. On several occasions the sharks did pass by and I snapped away despite the poor visibility, the large preponderance of jellyfish and a generally variable evening as regards weather (cloudy, showers, sun). Having dreamt of Saturday evening’s ...

Jenni 7th Wave Port Erin: Dennis the Tagged Shark Shows up in Port Erin Bay 17 days after Being Tagged!

"Anyone in Port Erin last Saturday may well have spotted Dennis. Dennis is a 6.5m basking shark who was feeding in Port Erin Bay from about 11am to 5pm last Saturday (7th July 2007). And what a fantastic site, Juan Watterson (not the MHK!) took one of our kayaks out and was paddling around with the shark for about an hour. At the same time a handful of people ventured out to it with only a surfboard to hang on to. Myself and Ffinlo were out sailing in one of the RS Teras (which turned out to be about one third of the size of the shark itself!). We decided we'd 'go and check the shark out' as it is not often that they venture into the Bay, so off we ...

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 - ...

Skell: Skipper of De Bounty, a Tale of Manx Wildlife

June 2007 I met Skell. He is skipper of De Bounty, a trawler. He has been recording his wildlife sightings for many years and was kind enough to copy some of them down for me. Here they are. 1997: 8th April 2 dolphin 8.30am SW of Chickens 12th April Harbour porpoises Port St Mary Bay 21st April Large single dolphin South Port St Mary May 27th Large seal 9 miles south Port St Mary May 27th Large seal 9 miles south of Port St Mary May 30th 4 or 5 porpoises 6 miles SW Chickens June 17th Dolphin jumping out of water Castletown Bay (evening) July 6th Harbour porpoises 4-6 8 or 9 miles south of Port St Mary July 8th Harbour porpoises as ...