We are very pleased to have a special film crew here from France. They are contributing to a film about marine wildlife that has been 5 years in the making. They are staying here for about 10 days. Mal Kelly is taking them out in his boat Fiollan Beg. They have had some wonderful encounters so far. We look forward to seeing some of the footage. Some of their stunning previous productions are "Le Peuple Migrateur' about migratory birds, Himalaya and Microcosms. see more on www.studiocanal.com
More Excitement about Scottish-Tagged Basking Sharks Going South As you can see if you go to http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=839 some more of the basking sharks that have been tagged by Dr Matt Witt and his team have surface way sown south off France, Spain and Portugal. This is presenting a very interesting picture of how these basking sharks that feed in Scottish surface waters in the summer, use European seas in the winter and spring months.
More and more exciting! It's looking more like last years pattern every day. Local schools, some long-distance travelling. See http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=839
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 ...