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Mon23rd Mar 2015

March 2015 This is the incredible story of how a daring night time expedition by sea kayak on Scotland’s remote west coast was rewarded by the recovery of a second Satellite tag. The story begins with the Irish Basking Shark Project deploying a number of satellite transmitters on basking sharks…
Justin Grant safely back at his car with the tag in hand
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Mon25th Aug 2014

Sunday the 24thof August saw the first break in the strong northerly winds on the North coast since shark sightings have begun to filter in this August. Low wind speeds and a south easterly direction provided near perfect conditions for the early start of the day when small groups of…
Newly deployed CATS.is sat transmitter off Malin head
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Fri22nd Aug 2014

For decades sharks have been vilified in the media, with Hollywood films like 'Jaws' and sensationalised media stories dominating the perception of human shark encounters. Sharks have a sinister reputation like no other in the marine environment, but should humans be scared of sharks?   To kick start the shark…
Dr. Hammerhead lecture tour
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Fri22nd Aug 2014

The week beginning the 18thof August has seen a significant increase in basking shark sightings reports around the North coast of Ireland. Single animals and larger aggregations of 5-6 animals have been encountered on the surface at the mouths of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly.  Expectant tourists and local wildlife…
E. Johnston Deploys a tag off Malin head
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Tue5th Aug 2014

Shark Week Discovery Channel Canada will feature a number of research initiatives undertaken by the Irish Basking Shark Study Group off Malin head as one of its Shark Week news items. The programme which was filmed in 2013 and 2014 will air on August 12that 7pm as the lead feature…
Juvinile Basking Shark filmed off Malin Head during filming.
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Thu17th Jul 2014

Mid July 2014: Where are they? With few sightings of basking sharks from around the Irish coast and no sightings from the usual Irish shark hotspots of Malin head and the Blasket Islands in the past weeks the question is being asked, where have all the sharks gone?   Preliminary…
Graph showing SST Malin Front
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