Sighting Details

Reporter's name:
Jackie Hall
Observer Activity:
On a Boat
Total number of sightings by Jackie Hall:
Date Time Location Behavior
06/06/2016 18:35 2.1km NW of Fleshwick Feeding

Number and size of sharks

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

Distance from animals

4 metres

Shark Details

This beautiful shark was probably a female as when we approached it with the Manx Basking Shark Watch research boat 'Happy Jack' it veered gently away from us. We don't know the gender for certain as the underwater pole camera flooded on its first immersion the season!. The shark was about as long as the boat (6 m) and had very few identifying marks on the fin.

Environment Details

Lots of zooplankton in the water.