Sighting Details

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Reporter's name:
John Donnelly
Observer Activity:
On Land
Total number of sightings by John Donnelly:
409
Date Time Location Behavior
16/08/2015 11:00 From Blue Point to Ballaghennie Bay Feeding

Number and size of sharks

total <2m 2-4m 4-6m 6-8m >8m
25

Distance from animals

500 metres

Shark Details

In addition to feeding, moving east and then west there were three couples going nose to tail in tight circles. All animals appeared very large with big triangular fins.

Environment Details

Light winds, tide coming in at Smeale. Comment from Jackie Hall: Goodness! 25 sharks! This is typical end of season behaviour, large groups of basking sharks congregating at the very north of the Isle of Man. I wish I'd seen it!

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