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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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Wed5th Oct 2011

Tour Operators Guidelines Published   As part of the Inishowen Development Partnership funding package for 2011 the Inishowen based basking shark study group have developed a set of Guidelines for Eco/ Marine tour operators in the Malin head area.   The guidelines are practical in nature and simple to use.…
Tour Operator Guidelines
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Wed5th Oct 2011

Mickey Washed Ashore ; October 2011   Councillor Mickey Grant got a shock last week when he was discovered lying on the shore near Malin head. The councillor or his name sake had been attached to a 6 meter basking shark which was feeding at the bottom of Inishtrahull trench…
Mickey Washed Ashore
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Tue16th Aug 2011

BBC2 will feature the Irish basking shark project this thrusday the 18th of August at 8pm. The film crew visited Malin head as part of the 'Monty Halls , Great Irish Escape' series. For this the third series of Mr Halls reat escapes, 'Monty' spent 6 months as a marine…
BBC2 feature shark project
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Fri5th Aug 2011

In an unusual departure from political disagreement three Inishowen based politicians have united in support and praise of a marine research project which is investigating the potential of Basking shark eco-tourism off Malin head.  Charlie McConalogue T.D., John Ryan, Donegal Councillor and Micky Grant, Buncrana Town Councillor are all on…
Tag team at work
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