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Have you found or seen a Basking Shark tag like this one ?
 
If so please email info@baskingshark.ie or alternatively contact us by phone or post
 
   
 
Fri26th Jun 2015

Washout, Windout 2015 has seen an unprecedented levels of rain and wind hitting the west coast of Ireland. Stable calm sunny conditions which result in higher basking shark encounters have not been seen since mid-April. Does this mean there sharks are not there? Or have gone elsewhere? unlikely, what’s...
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Fri26th Jun 2015

3 Miles in 3 Years A recent beach clean-up organised at Malin head has provided the answer to a mystery that has puzzled the Inishowen basking shark study group for the last 3 years. What happened to 3 satellite tags the group experimentally deployed on basking shark fins off Malin head? Did the sharks simply swim...
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Mon23rd Mar 2015

March 2015 This is the incredible story of how a daring night time expedition by sea kayak on Scotland’s remote west coast was rewarded by the recovery of a second Satellite tag. The story begins with the Irish Basking Shark Project deploying a number of satellite transmitters on basking sharks in early...
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Mon25th Aug 2014

Sunday the 24thof August saw the first break in the strong northerly winds on the North coast since shark sightings have begun to filter in this August. Low wind speeds and a south easterly direction provided near perfect conditions for the early start of the day when small groups of sharks were encountered by the Malin...
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Found a Tag

We have deployed a number of different tags on basking sharks since 2008 they are listed below

Visual tags
2008: Pale red/pink visual tags
2009: Green, yellow and red visual tags
2010: Green, yellow, red and white visual tags
2011: Green, white and red tags

2012: Red and White



Timed Depth Recorders
MK1: short term deployment tag with mini radio transmitter for aid of retrieval
MK2: long term deployment tag to be washed ashore and retrieved by members of public



Satellite Tags
Five PAT- MK-10-F  tags are being deployed by the group in 2012. If you have found a Tag which you think is linked with the Irish basking shark project please make contact using any details supplied on the tag, or failing this please use the contact below

 

 

Spot Tags: Wildlife Computers Spot Tags are being deployed in 2013. If you have found a Tag which you think is linked with the Irish basking shark project please make contact using any details supplied on the tag, or failing this please use the contact below 

  Queries
Emmett Johnston
Shark Research
mobile : 00353 87 185 7980

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Inishowen Baskingshark Survey
Ballynarry
Buncrana
Co. Donegal
Ireland

 

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