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Fri30th Mar 2012

The month of March is not normally associated with high numbers of shark sightings in Irelands inshore waters but the recent high pressure established over the North East Atlantic has given rise to ideal basking shark sighting conditions. Reports have started to trickle in from around the islands west coast,…
One of five basking sharks spotted off Loop head at the end of march
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Thu1st Mar 2012

Written by Lucy Hunt MSc. Summary The Kerry Basking shark project researches basking sharks in the Kerry region studying temporal and spatial basking shark presence and behaviour, we collect plankton samples for predator-prey analysis and shark slime samples for DNA analysis. This is achieved through observation, sighting reports, tagging individual…
Kerry Basking Shark Project Report 2011
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Thu1st Mar 2012

The First basking shark sighting of the year was recorded on 28 February, 350km southwest of Ireland during the Cetaceans on the Frontier Cruise III. It was spotted just 50m off the bow  of RV Celtic Explorer at 11.30 in the morning. This early in the season, a basking shark…
First Basking Shark Sighting of 2012
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Fri17th Feb 2012

Dr Simon Berrow's 2010 Ted Talk about the pioneering research being undertaken by the Irish basking shark research project has become front page news on the www.TED.com website. with 50,000 view already its a great bit of awareness raising for the species and shark based marine research. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_berrow_how_do_you_save_a_shark_you_know_nothing_about.html
Ted Talk Goes Global
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Wed1st Feb 2012

Natural History Museum Gallery Talk 12:00 noon, February 26th Emmett Johnston of the Irish Basking Shark Project will give a Gallery Talk in the Natural History Museum in Dublin on the 26th of February 2012. The talk is titled ‘The Basking Shark, Oceanic Citizen.’ Discover how Irish scientists are conducting…
Basking Shark off Malin Head
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Wed1st Feb 2012

Well Ray! The Irish basking shark project will be assisting the local Inishowen family the Henderson’s to launch a Bobble head Ray off Malin head on Friday the 3rd of Feb. The shark survey boat Gemini II will take the family out off the remote and rugged coastline of Malin…
Will the adventurous bobble in a Bottle
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