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Mon10th Jun 2013

Shark Camp 2013 Launched What monsters lurk beneath the waves off Malin head? Sharks is the right answer, but why are they there, how many are they and do they bite? These are some of the questions that ten lucky participants on a new shark themed summer camp will answer…
Shark Camp facilitator Rosemary, intorduces students to local marine species
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Mon10th Jun 2013

Foyle and Koisan Deployed   Two SPOT tags have been deployed on individual sharks off Malin head in an effort to track shark movements when on the Malin or Islay Front. The tags were deployed as part of the new ‘Shark Spotting’ initiative which is part funded by the Loughs…
Foyle deployed on a Fin using a new clamp arrangement
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Mon10th Jun 2013

As basking sharks poured into the waters off Malin head last week researchers hit the waves with high hopes of an extended shark season for 2013. With 50 sharks seen from one spot on Monday and a stable high pressure with associated sunny conditions forecast for the week, few would…
Malin head a possible shark migratory cue point?
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Thu30th May 2013

Shark Spotting This spring sees the launch of ‘Shark Spotting’ a new basking shark project in Malin head and Foyle waters. The Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group is leading the project which is co- funded by the Loughs Agency, Queen University Belfast and a private donor. The main aim of…
Wildlife Computers Spot Tag
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Thu30th May 2013

Basking sharks are an elusive and sometimes unpredictable species which often defy even the best fortune teller’s predictions. It has been many years since large numbers of the sharks have aggregated for an extended period of time on the west coast of Ireland. The majority of encounters in recent years…
Basking Shark off Sligo Coast
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Thu23rd May 2013

May 2013: The west coast of Ireland has experienced an influx of basking sharks on a scale not seen since 2010. Large surface aggregations of sharks have been reported off Tory island, Co. Donegal, Blacksod, Co. Mayo and off Streeda Point, Co Sligo. With over 20 animals on the surface…
Three Basking sharks on the West coast
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