11 June 2013

Basking Shark Hotspot - Isle of Man

Basking Shark © Manx Basking Shark Watch.
Haley Dolton, from the Manx Wildlife Trust has kindly written a blog for the Shark Trust, keeping us up to date on all the latest Basking Shark sightings from the Isle of Man hotspot. 

"Despite the unseasonably cold sea temperatures for this time of year, MBSW have still been receiving basking shark sightings. On the last calm day (the 28th of May) we had 10 reports of basking sharks around the island!

MBSW’s research vessel, Happy Jack, is now in the water and on our test run of new equipment, we were lucky enough to have an encounter with a pod of risso dolphins! Unfortunately, they did not want to hang around, but we did get to see some impressive aerial displays.

Our new SPOT tags are programmed and ready to go, we just need some calm weather and of course, sharks!