Monday, 18 January 2010

Basking Sharks New Zealand

Down in New Zealand the Department of Conservation are planning a 10 flight Basking Shark spotting program around the Canterbury area over the next two months to see how many of these gentle giants might be populating the region's waters. The fly-overs will be made up of 16 ten km transects and will take up to mid march to complete. This article has more info on the initiative which is set to include satellite tags to track their movements. The largest group of Basking Sharks in the area was estimated to be over 100 animals.

(Image: Two basking sharks pass our basking shark charter back in June '09)

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