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Thu30th May 2013

Shark Spotting This spring sees the launch of ‘Shark Spotting’ a new basking shark project in Malin head and Foyle waters. The Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group is leading the project which is co- funded by the Loughs Agency, Queen University Belfast and a private donor. The main aim of…
Wildlife Computers Spot Tag
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Thu30th May 2013

Basking sharks are an elusive and sometimes unpredictable species which often defy even the best fortune teller’s predictions. It has been many years since large numbers of the sharks have aggregated for an extended period of time on the west coast of Ireland. The majority of encounters in recent years…
Basking Shark off Sligo Coast
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Thu23rd May 2013

May 2013: The west coast of Ireland has experienced an influx of basking sharks on a scale not seen since 2010. Large surface aggregations of sharks have been reported off Tory island, Co. Donegal, Blacksod, Co. Mayo and off Streeda Point, Co Sligo. With over 20 animals on the surface…
Three Basking sharks on the West coast
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Fri12th Apr 2013

April 2013: Bunagee Beauty Tag found   Three intrepid adventures have found the tag which was attached to Bunagee Beauty as part of the Inishowen Development Partnership Monster Munch project. The tag was spotted by the keen eyed youngster Duncan near the shores of Lough Craignish on the west coast…
Bunagee Beauty Tag found
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Wed9th Jan 2013

Two more sharks from the Monster Munch project have released their archival tags. Colm doesn’t Cille and Bunagee beauty both tagged off Malin head, Co. Donegal within days of each other have turned up over 3500km apart. Colm doesn’t Cille has released its tag west of Morocco and north of…
Bunagee Beauty and Colm Doesnt Cille pop off locations
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Wed19th Dec 2012

‘Banba’ a female basking shark tagged in July with a satellite transmitter off Malin head, Co. Donegal has just released its transmitter west of the Cape Verde Islands, over 5000km away from were it was originally tagged. The five meter long female shark was one of five basking sharks tagged…
Banba deployment and popoff locations
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