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Fri26th Jun 2015

Washout, Windout 2015 has seen an unprecedented levels of rain and wind hitting the west coast of Ireland. Stable calm sunny conditions which result in higher basking shark encounters have not been seen since mid-April. Does this mean there sharks are not there? Or have gone elsewhere? unlikely, what’s more…
Basking shark off Malin head with Tag attached
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Fri26th Jun 2015

3 Miles in 3 Years A recent beach clean-up organised at Malin head has provided the answer to a mystery that has puzzled the Inishowen basking shark study group for the last 3 years. What happened to 3 satellite tags the group experimentally deployed on basking shark fins off Malin…
McGeoghegan family with the found tag near thier home at Malin head
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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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