Sighting Details

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Reporter's name:
Susie Mackenzie-Fidlin
Observer Activity:
On Land
Total number of sightings by Susie Mackenzie-Fidlin:
398
Date Time Location Behavior
01/06/2020 17:00 West of the Sound. Feeding

Number and size of sharks

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

Distance from animals

894 metres

Shark Details

Only the dorsal tip was visible. It was swimming and submerging fairly consistently. Not circling but seemingly back and forth. Comment from Jackie Hall: The first 'proper' shark of the season. We expect them to arrive about now. The very early shark spotted in Douglas Bay was a typical 'off-piste' pre-season shark. Thank you Susie and Iain! Let's look for more!

Environment Details

Very little wind, flat sea. Porpoise breaching on the horizon. The tide was in, the current through the Sound seemed quite fast. I’m guessing the sea would be around 13c due to the temperature on land.

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