Sighting Details

Reporter's name:
Ian Judd
Observer Activity:
On a Boat
Total number of sightings by Ian Judd:
Date Time Location Behavior
26/06/2017 18:00 Peel 0.5-3.5km Breaching

Number and size of sharks

total <2m 2-4m 4-6m 6-8m >8m
15 10 3 2

Distance from animals

4 metres

Shark Details

There was a group of 4 sharks that were nose to tail swimming that seemed to be interacting with each other. I also saw a breach. Sharks varied in length from 4 to 10m. The sharks seemed to keep going starting from half a kilometre out. I counted 15 but it was probably more. There were ones further than 3.5km out too in the distance. Note from Jackie Hall: "Fantastic! So at least 15 basking sharks here and more elsewhere down off Niarbyl, Port Erin and the Sound so this was the best basking shark day for at least 4 years.

Environment Details