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Manx Basking Shark Watch SPOT Tagging 2016-17

A project of Manx Basking Shark Watch in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Derek Basking SharkAdult2016-08-142017-06-06296
Four Winns Basking SharkAdult2016-06-092017-11-11520

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Manx Basking Shark Watch is a charity with two aims

1: To study basking sharks.

2: To help the public to understand as much as possible about these enigmatic endangered animals and our work with them.

Project Partners

The Manx Lottery Trust very kindly donated the funds to buy the 3 SPOT 6 tags from Wildlife Computers for the 2016-2017 season.


Project Sponsors

The Manx Government's Department of Environment, Fisheries and Agriculture (DEFA) generously supports the running costs of Happy Jack, the MBSW research boat.


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