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Over the summer months of 2010 land-based effort watches are taking place from headlands as well as boat-based surveys. During boat surveys plankton samples will be taken to determine plankton diversity and abundance and the relationship with basking sharks.


  • Assess spatial and temporal distribution of basking sharks in the region
  • Assess plankton abundance and association with basking sharks
  • Gain experience and training in survey techniques & equipment
  • Raise awareness of basking sharks in Irish coastal waters
  • Deploy visual tags for mark re-capture studies
  • Take slime samples for genetic studies
  • Take good quality fin photos for photo-id database
Lucy Hunt
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