New Study about Basking Sharks
A School of at Least 8 sharks on 15th May!
The ‘Early Brigade’ Sharks are here!
FIRST BASKING SHARKS OF 2019!
Thank you to Wayne Caley, skipper of Lynn Marie. This morning he sent in the FIRST certain sighting of 2019. TWO basking sharks 'hanging around' 2.5 miles South West of the Calf on Man. Please keep a look out and if you see basking shark please report it to our public sighting scheme on https://manxbaskingsharkwatch.org/report/
Basking Shark Spotted off the Calf Yesterday!
I have a verbal report of a large basking shark being spotted off the Calf Sound mid-afternoon yesterday. Hopefully that shark heralds the arrival of a while school. Please don't forget to report your basking shark sightings here!
More Basking Sharks at Last?
Excellent news! Yesterday (July 16th) at 13:00 , near Port St Mary, immediately due south of the Carrick. we had the first basking shark sighting since 10th June! See the report at https://manxbaskingsharkwatch.org/sightings-anal…/id3380/ Hopefully that means another basking shark school has arrived! See all this years sightings reports for this season at https://manxbaskingsharkwatch.org/sightings-analysis/
A NEW Way to Report Your Basking Shark Sightings!
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Special TT Visitors 2018: Basking Sharks Visit Isle of Man
There's nothing quite like a hot TT week to attract lots of exotic visitors from far flung places. Those of us who watch for basking sharks expect the first basking shark school to arrive in our South Western coastal seas in late May, normally about the 20th to the 24th of May so we were getting worried.....then they arrived, just a little late, on 1st June! We have a school of at least 7 large individuals, maybe many more, it's always hard to tell as, being fish that breath with gills, they don't have to come to the surface like whales and dolphins. They have ...
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!
“WHERE ARE ALL THE BASKING SHARKS”? HOPEFULLY COMING SOON!
I've been asking this question myself and many people are asking me the question too. Well the short answer is that after the very cold winter the water (until the last day or so when it's gone up to 12 degrees C) has stayed a little cold for the zooplankton bloom to occur. We did get a report of one solitary basking shark in mid-May but I would 'normally' expect to see the first schools of basking sharks by now. Dr Kev Kennington of DEFA is our local plankton expert. He did a boat survey last week and found that the water off the East coat of the Isle of Man was a ...