Sighting Details

Reporter's name:
Keith Johnson
Observer Activity:
On Land
Total number of sightings by Keith Johnson:
Date Time Location Behavior
10/12/2020 14:30 Peel castle Swimming

Number and size of sharks

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

Distance from animals

204 metres

Shark Details

Seen for 10 mins before heading round to Fenella. Note from Jackie Hall: Manx Basking Shark Watch coordinator. This December sighting is very unusual but not unprecedented. Well done to Keith for spotting and photographing it. Most basking shark sightings reports are from April-September. We had a December sighting a few years ago. We were sceptical at first but then a satellite tag signal came from near where the shark had been seen!

Environment Details