08 July 2011

Basking Shark Hotspot - Ireland

Basking Shark © Mark Harding on the 26th June Inner Hebrides.
Lucy Hunt MSc., research scientist on the Irish Basking shark Project, updates us with the latest sightings in Co. Kerry, SW Ireland.

"We have our first international Basking Shark re-sighting using fin photo-ID.  It is the same tagged shark G209 which had a very well marked fin - a photo was taken from the surface by Mark Harding at the Inner Hebrides at the end of June!  We are looking forward to comparing our photo catalogue with other Basking Shark teams to see if the sharks seen here in Ireland are turning up elsewhere like our tagged shark from the Dingle Bay, Co. Kerry!! "

* Irish Basking Shark Project Website
* Irish Basking Shark Project on Facebook
The Shark Trust