Sighting Details

Reporter's name:
stuart marshall
Observer Activity:
On a Boat
Total number of sightings by stuart marshall:
Date Time Location Behavior
16/07/2018 13:00 Port St Mary, immediately due south of the Carrick. Feeding

Number and size of sharks

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

Distance from animals

5 metres

Shark Details

Shark vey low in the water and seemed quite small, 6-8 feet, dorsal fin only breaking the water by a few inches. Very dark in colour swimming very slowly North. Note from Jackie Hall: Excellent! This is the first basking shark sighting for a month. Keep a sharp look out everyone, maybe more to follow!

Environment Details

Mackerel and small tope being caught at the time, some sea birds present. Light winds.