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Tue5th Aug 2014

Shark Week Discovery Channel Canada will feature a number of research initiatives undertaken by the Irish Basking Shark Study Group off Malin head as one of its Shark Week news items. The programme which was filmed in 2013 and 2014 will air on August 12that 7pm as the lead feature…
Juvinile Basking Shark filmed off Malin Head during filming.
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Thu17th Jul 2014

Mid July 2014: Where are they? With few sightings of basking sharks from around the Irish coast and no sightings from the usual Irish shark hotspots of Malin head and the Blasket Islands in the past weeks the question is being asked, where have all the sharks gone?   Preliminary…
Graph showing SST Malin Front
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Thu17th Jul 2014

Malin Head Marine Park, Centre and Biosphere Fishing Area Concept Document   Community Consultation Feedback   The Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group have concluded their first round of public consultations with the wider Inishowen community regarding their Concept for the development of a Marine Centre, Park and Biosphere Reserve centred…
Malin Head Ocean Centre, Marine Park and Biosphere Concept Document cover three
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Fri30th May 2014

The Irish Basking Shark Study Group have recently written to the Minister of Arts, Heritage, Gaelteacht and the Islands, Jimmy Deenihan TD urging him to to provide legal protection to basking sharks and their habitat within Irish territorial waters.   The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest fish…
IRISH BASKING SHARK STUDY GROUP LOGO
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Tue27th May 2014

  May 2014 The huge influx of basking sharks into waters off the South coast at Slea Head and the Blasket Islands was featured on RTE news this week. Seán Mac an tSíthigh a reporter for RTE and TnG spent the day on the water with the shark research crew Simon…
Well marked dorsal fin
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Mon19th May 2014

A day on the water, by Paddy O’Dwyer, basking shark research Assistant. A sunny day with only a light breeze and calm seas for most people might mean a trip to the beach, for Simon Berrow, Nick Massett, Sean Mac An TSithigh and myself (Paddy O’Dwyer) it meant the perfect opportunity…
Distinctive Fin seen off Sle Head
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