Global Ocean is funding 2 satellite tags to go on basking sharks to be tagged in the waters around the Isle of Man, organised by The Manx Wildlife Trust. Weather permitting the sharks will be tagged in late June/early July as they inhabit the waters around the Isle of Man during summer.

 

Following the Manx Wildlife Trust's research tagging work on basking sharks last year, it has been concluded that transoceanic migration is a normal feature of basking shark biology; that their genetic diversity is low and that their small estimate population size of 8200 individuals worldwide, demands moves to put in place a global conservation strategy.

 

For more information, visit the Manx Basking Shark Watch website.

 

 

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Manx Basking Shark Watch Programme