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Bunagee Beauty

Bunagee Beauty Dorsal fin
Bunagee Beauty Dorsal fin
(c) E. johnston 2012

Shark Name: Bunagee Beauty

School: Scoil Naomh Buadáin, Culdaff

Teacher: Bernardine Quinn


A 5m shark which was feeding with nose above the waters surface.

This shark was tagged in the afternoon in the Garvan Isle sound. A strong tidal flow was present and the shark was feeding along the obvious tidal eddies were plankton had collected. An average sized shark with good features, this shark should be recognisable in future years.

‘Bunagee Beauty’ is an apt choice for this small but picturesque coastal community. Culdaff is a sleepy village facing onto a sheltered bay backed by unspoilt golden beaches. Surfing, kayaking and angling is popular during the summer months. Bunagee Pier is the centre of maritime activity with two resident charter angling vessels (Inishowen boating) and numerous other craft engaged in seasonal crab and lobster potting. Culdaff hosts an annual water-sports and angling festival, large music and cultural events as well as the Charles Macklin Autmun School, a celebration of artistic heritage.


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