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Basking Shark Research on RTE Player

Updated: Apr 1, 2019

The work of the basking shark research team was featured on a documentary on RTE last night. As part of "Wild Journeys", the tagging and tracking project was filmed over the last two years. The results made excellent viewing. The link below to the full programme is http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1070080 but the shark piece is spread around in three sections with the following timing: 15:00 - 25:15; 34:05 - 37:05; 41:30 - 44.27


Basking shark approaching © unkonwn

We will be continuing with the tagging and tracking work this summer and hope to try a revolutionary new technique of clamping SPOT4 satellite tags onto the dorsal fin of a shark to obtain real-time tracking data. Many thanks to Crossing the Line Films for their interest and Galway-Mao Institute of Technology and the Heritage Council for funding support.