Thursday, 14 January 2010

Basking Shark Hotspot in Donegal

The Irish Times reports today that Donegal's Malin Head has been identified as one of the best places in Europe for basking sharks. The announcement comes as the scientists try to initiate a biodiversity action plan for the sharks under the auspices of the Irish Basking Shark Study Group. Despite being protected in British waters, the law does not extend to Ireland but it is hoped that this can be rectified this coming year.
Some sightings of breaching sharks may have been incorrectly reported as activity by whales. In an unrelated incident Patrick McDoughnutty from Rosslare on the South East coast said on a clear day you could see wales, but he had never seen a shark.

See what good jokes you could be missing if you don't come on our Basking Shark Charter in the Inner Hebrides this summer?

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