Sighting Details

Reporter's name:
Ian Judd
Observer Activity:
On a Boat
Total number of sightings by Ian Judd:
Date Time Location Behavior
30/08/2015 18:15 Peel Bay Swimming

Number and size of sharks

total <2m 2-4m 4-6m 6-8m >8m
1 1

Distance from animals

4 metres

Shark Details

Possibly the smallest basking shark I have ever seen. Smallest I have ever seen was 1.5m but this was probably 75 -90cm. I got close to its tail & dorsal fin & it must have been just slightly larger than a standard 30cm ruler. Straight line swimming close in to the bay at low tide. I have a decent video too. Comment from Jackie Hall: See Ian's video on the Manx Basking Shark Watch Facebook page).

Environment Details