Manx Basking Shark Season Starts on Time!
It's that time again, 15th May always was the date when basking sharks first showed their fins in Manx waters and they were spotted on time this year. Please keep your eyes on the water and report your shark sightings on our 'report your sighting section. Here's the 2021 record to date. There appear to be at least 2 sharks around and Port Erin/Bradda Head seems like a good place to keep a look out. See our Facebook page and https://www.manxbaskingsharkwatch.org/sightings-analysis/?date_from=01%2F01%2F2021&date_to=21%2F05%2F2021
Stranded basking shark has to be put down.
Oh dear! See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-53523673
Basking Shark Code of Conduct
For safety and to observe the law please always observe this code when you're near basking sharks. https://www.sharktrust.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=636dc5fd-29f3-4d8d-a97a-2c47a9ab28c0
Shark off Port St Mary Ledges Now!
WHERE ARE OUR SUMMER BASKING SHARKS:DISCUSS!
You may have noticed that it's half way through the Manx basking shark season and that there are NO SHARKS! Shark sightings in 2018 and 2019 were very low but this year is the worst since Manx Basking Shark Watch started researching basking sharks in 2005. We would normally expect to have lots of basking sharks sighings from the end of May until the beginning of August. We have had FOUR, yes 4 reported sightings this season. There are many reasons why this could be. Here are a few ideas for everyone to think about and discuss on the Manx Basking Shark Watch ...
BASKING SHARKS UPGRADED ON IUCN RED LIST FROM VULNERABLE TO ENDANGERED IN NORTH EAST ATLANTIC:
This sad news doesn't come as a surprise to those of us who study these amazing creatures. We have seen very, very few basking sharks in Manx waters over the last 3 summers. This may be because- 1: They are accidentally caught in fishing nets.2: The sea has warmed so much that their preferred food species are thriving further North. 3: Sharks don't like any electrical signals and we have huge electricity cables in the Irish Sea. 4: The sharks are faced with huge arrays of wind farms in the Irish Sea. https://www.facebook.com/…/pcb.319779536…/3197...
New Study about Basking Sharks
A NEW Way to Report Your Basking Shark Sightings!
TESTING, TESTING New App developed by Zac at 'Fuzzylogic Solutions' in Douglas: This is an exciting new way to report your basking shark sightings: Please would you test the new Android and Apple Apps? The link for Apple is https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ecosourcer/id1082072674?ls=1&mt=8 The link for Android is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fuzzelogicsolutions.ecosourcer Scan the QR code on these great adverts from Julie Parys. If you experience any problems with the App please let Zak from FuzzelogicSolutions know so that he can ...
SHARKS AHOY! First Basking Shark School of 2018 Arrives.
Basking shark off Niarbyl, Port Erin and the Sound today. One is 'Fanch' an 8m male tagged by APECS off the French coast. See our Facebook page for all the latest videos, photos links etc!