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Visual Tag Deployment

The All-Ireland visual tagging project is part funded by the Heritage Council,Inishowen Development Partnership and supported by the Shannon Dolphin fund and Wildife Foundation (www.shannondolphins.ie) and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. This ambitious project has several aims and objectives.

Aims

  • Determine short term spatial and temporal movements of Basking Sharks found in Irish waters
  • Discover further information on the annual and seasonal movements of basking sharks tagged in Irish waters
  • Identify important areas of concentrations
  • Use individual identification Tags to observe interaction between identified and sexed Sharks
  • Build up information on individual sharks with a view to establishing behavioural patterns and habits
  • Use individual identified tagged sharks to record ecological and biological changes to a shark over time. e.g. Size
  • Use GIS mapping to correlate/ identify trends in movements with possible determining factors


  PROJECT MANAGER
Dr Simon Berrow
mobile : +353 87 854 5450
Tel/Fax : +353 65 905 2326
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Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation
Merchants Quay
Kilrush
Co. Clare
Ireland
  PROJECT RESEARCHER
Emmett Johnston
Shark Research
mobile : 00353 87 185 7980
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Inishowen Basking Shark Survey
Ballynarry
Buncrana
Co. Donegal
Ireland