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Objective

Irish Basking Shark Project
This project wants to determine an accurate estimate of the current Irish basking shark population, investigate the current population trend and it’s determining factors, promote the legal protection of basking sharks under Irish law,and to identify geographically spread critical habitats for basking shark suitable for designation as marine protected areas under national/ international law

Targeted Species & Habitats

Irish Basking Shark Project

About this project

Irish Basking Shark Project
The Malin Head Survey is undertaken to study the basking shark population passing through Malin coastal waters and to refine survey models and surveying skills for the national and regional level. This project is funded by the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group and the Inishowen Development Partnership ( Leader). Scientific support is from the Marine Biological School in Queens University Belfast. The Irish Basking Shark Study Group is an amalgamation of numerous basking shark centered programs of research and education. The overarching focus of the group is to support the sustainable management of basking sharks in the Irish and Northeast Atlantic context.

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Irish Basking Shark Project

How can you contribute?

 

Basking sharks are difficult animals to see and study and therefore any piece of information helps. If you are in the area, both sailing or walking at the beach, you can help!

Report a sighting:

If you see a shark, use the form on-line to send this group pictures you might have taken of the animal and some basic information on the sighting:

  • Date and time
  • Weather
  • Number of sharks
  • GPS location

Report a found tag:

If you find a tag on the water or washed on the beach, it will be very helpful for this study group to learn about it. Send them a picture of the tag and all the information written on it, together with the date and GPS location. There are pictures of different tags used by the group in the past years, so you know what to look for!

Contact

Irish Basking Shark Project
Irish Basking Shark Study Group
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Wild Atlantic Salmon Kayak Tour

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Lisbon by Kayak Tour Experience

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Cita Wreckage

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Inishtrahull Island

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La Gomera

Spain Canary Islands La Gomera

The Glens of Antrim

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens The Glens of Antrim

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

Porth Rock Reef

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay Porth Rock Reef

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Mulroy Bay

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Mulroy Bay

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

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The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

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UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

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South Wales

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Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Grianan of Aileach

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Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona

Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

Malin Beg

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Malin Beg

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Newquay

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay

Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa

El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Fanad Head

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Fanad Head

County Donegal

Ireland County Donegal

El Palmar

Spain Andalusia Cadiz El Palmar

St John's Point

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay St John's Point

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

SS Hildebrand

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais SS Hildebrand

Castle Beach and Silversteps

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps

Ballycastle and Rathlin

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Hatt Rock

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Hatt Rock

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

The Volnay

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area The Volnay

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

Krka National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Krka National Park

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino

Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

El Cabron

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria El Cabron

River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

Costa Daurada

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada

North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

The Syracusa

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Syracusa

La Palma

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Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Hemptons Turbot Bank

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Hemptons Turbot Bank

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

Istria

Croatia Istria

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

Cornwall

UK Cornwall

Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

Umag & Novigrad

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad

Manacles Reef

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Manacles Reef

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

Las Raras

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Las Raras

Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

Liguria

Italy Liguria

Pednathise Head

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Pednathise Head

Cape Kamenjak

Croatia Istria Cape Kamenjak

El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Terres de l'Ebre Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Menorca

Spain Balearic Islands Menorca

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura

Pula & Medulin

Croatia Istria Pula & Medulin

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca

Algarve

Portugal Algarve

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

Cinque Terre

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

Norrland

Sweden Norrland

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

Pedra da Âncora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra da Âncora

Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

Gilstone Reef

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Gilstone Reef

Gobbins and Larne

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Gobbins and Larne

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Ibiza & Formentera

Spain Balearic Islands Ibiza & Formentera

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

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45.00

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90.00

Try Dive in Arrabida Natural Park

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
600.00

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Sweden Götaland
1375.00

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Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
115.00

Diving & Sightseeing Boat Tour in Cascais

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais
40.00

Marine Tapas Experience by Kayak in Costa Brava

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50.00

Guided Snorkeling Tour in Tenerife

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28.00

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Algarve Dolphin Watching & Marine Life Eco Tour

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Sea Kayak Tour in Foz

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175.00

Beginner Surf Course in Sopelana

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1354.00

The Scottish Experience: A Caledonian Canal Cruise

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65.00

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60.00

Half-day Sailing Tour along Getxo Cliffs

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270.00

Intermediate Surf Course in Getxo

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30.00

Sailors' Traditions Tour in Ria de Arousa

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380.00

5-Day SSI Open Water Diver course in Ria de Arousa

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40.00

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35.00

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32.00

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