Sighting Details

Reporter's name:
Jackie Hall
Observer Activity:
On a Boat
Total number of sightings by Jackie Hall:
Date Time Location Behavior
07/06/2016 18:30 1.3km North of Peel Breakwater Feeding

Number and size of sharks

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

Distance from animals

4 metres

Shark Details

We spotted this 5m long shark well off Peel. She was apparently by herself feeding calmly. I say she because of her behaviour when we approached her to take a skin swab for DNA analysis at Aberdeen University. 'She' repeatedly turned away from the boat, a behaviour we find typical of female basking sharks. We called her

Environment Details

Not much zooplankton to see with the naked eye but the shark was feeding happily. Sea state zero and no wind, sunny and lovely!