Sighting Details

Reporter's name:
Chris Hill
Observer Activity:
On a Boat
Total number of sightings by Chris Hill:
Date Time Location Behavior
31/05/2018 21:30 Bay Fyne Tight circling

Number and size of sharks

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

Distance from animals

1 metres

Shark Details

Another smaller shark nearby. The larger came to us and circled before thrashing on the surface and swimming off. Note from Jackie Hall: Goodness me! The MBSW boat has observed that behaviour from large male basking sharks. You can normally identify a male because the mature males almost always have large red and white rub marks on their noses. I guess that this is territorial behaviour.

Environment Details