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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!    

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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.  

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The Basking Sharks are here!

I am delighted to report that the first basking sharks were reported off Glen Maye and Kitterland on the 18th and that we have had basking sharks in Port Erin, Fleshwick and off Glen Maye for the last 2 days. Let's hope that the plankton is good and that the sharks stay with us this summer!   Photos: Jackie Hall. A 6m long basking shark in Port Erin 20/05/15    

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A basking shark named ‘Toothless’ tagged in NW Scotand, surfaces off Portugal!

See http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/?tag_id=137651 for further details.

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