Shark Trust- Basking Sharks

Everyone can get involved in the Basking Shark Project by keeping an eye out for Basking Sharks during the warmer months. Information submitted to the sightings database aids researchers in understanding the migration patterns of this vulnerable species. If you’re lucky enough to see these gentle giants while walking along the coastline, taking a boat trip or going scuba diving, then please submit your sighting to our Sightings Database with as much information as possible. Photo-identification is a powerful, non-invasive field technique used for studying animals in their natural environment.  Online you can access ID charts and hot spot sights for sightings.

Scope:
Basking shark
Taxonomy:
Marine Fish
Habitat:
Marine
Country:
British Isles
Region:
Some marine areas attract more sharks than others and are known as Basking Shark 'hotspots': Hebrides (Skye), Hebrides (Mull), Isle of Man, Malin Head, Southwest England (Devon, Cornwall, Scilly).
Organisations:
Shark Trust
Funding body:
-
Contact:
Online form
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

If you’re lucky enough to see these gentle giants while walking along the coastline, taking a boat trip or going scuba diving, then please submit your sighting to our Sightings Database with as much information as possible.

Related info

1) A map database; http://www.sharktrust.org/en/basking_shark_sightings

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