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Tue5th Jun 2012

May 26th - 30th 2012 With calm sea’s and perfect sunshine the majority of Inishowen’s Monster Munch community schools have successfully completed their vessel survey days. The perfect sea conditions ensured a gentle introduction for the youngsters to the field work of a marine biologist and the marine environment.  …
Malin Head School Vessel Survey Day
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Mon7th May 2012

An unusually early start to the shark season in April caught Irelands basking shark research teams a little off guard. Now as the summer begins in earnest and sea surface temperatures start to climb above 11 degree Celsius for prolonged periods a Malin head based research team are gearing up…
Monster Munch Project Education Facilitator Rosemary Mc Closkey demonstrates species ID to students from Malin head during a filed trip to their local pier
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Tue10th Apr 2012

Following numerous reports of large concentrations of basking sharks from County Cork to County Galway the Irish Basking Shark Study Group successfully tagged ten sharks off County Kerry. Basking sharks occur each year all around the Irish coast – one of the few countries in the world where this phenomenon…
Kerry taged shark 2012
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Fri30th Mar 2012

The Inishowen based schools led community awareness project has successfully completed the initial shore stage and the students are now preparing to go on the water and put into practice their newly developed skills.     This week marks the end of the three month in class learning and creative…
Students of Glengad school meausre out the length of the shark model they have contibuted to making
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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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