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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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Wed25th Jan 2012

January 2012 ~ This week saw the start of an exciting new initiative by the Inishowen based basking shark study group. The Project titled ‘Monster Munch’ will see the group bring their shark knowhow and enthusiasm into five community schools on the Inishowen peninsula. The educational programme is designed to…
Artist Brenden Farren holds the template for the back half of the life size basking shark which the students will create
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Tue17th Jan 2012

"Monster Munch": Inishowen Basking Shark Community Awareness Programme The Monster Munch project aims to engage the fishing communities of Inishowen on a personal level and develop a working relationship between local people and the scientific community undertaking research on the Inishowen coast. The project will deliver an educational programme promoting…
Timed Depth Recoder Tagged Shark off Malin Head
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