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RTE Feature Blaskets Influx

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:41
Well marked dorsal fin
Well marked dorsal fin
(c) Nick Masset 2014

May 2014

The huge influx of basking sharks into waters off the South coast at Slea Head and the Blasket Islands was featured on RTE news this week. Seán Mac an tSíthigh a reporter for RTE and TnG spent the day on the water with the shark research crew Simon Berrow and Nick Masset and Paddy O’Dwyer.

The news clip was featured on both RTE and TnG and helps the group to highlight the fact that Ireland has yet to legislate for protection of the sharks when in Irish waters.

The Irish Basking Shark Group are preparing a to launch a campaign to gain protection of the species for which Irish waters form a crucial habitat.

If you missed the news item you can view it here.