© Irish Basking Shark Group


2008 - Present | Ongoing Project


  • Obtain images of basking sharks useful for individual recognition

  • Determine site fidelity of identified basking sharks in Ireland

  • Establish movement links between basking shark feeding areas

  • Record lifecycle changes and adaptations

Want to contribute? 

Report your sightings on our "Sightings" page, and send relevant photographs with any pertinent information (where the photograph was taken, under what conditions, any behavioral observations, etc.) to us here


Multiple personnel | IBSP research team and collaborators

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