Cearban Mhor looking good in the sunshine today! Hope to be back in #Oban soon after we’ve finished our #baskingshark surveys in the #Clyde
Cool #baskingshark video by @divebuddies4life from our research in the #Clyde! We had a great start to our expedition this year cataloguing 11 #baskingsharks but the weather took its toll on the later parts with #stormcallum approaching! This was our third year researching their movements in the early autumn!
Really stormy weather at the moment - it was wild out there today! Our 12m redbay cabin rib got us out there and back safely! Sharking ain’t an easy life!!!
Awesome #baskingshark piccie by @divebuddies4life who are with us on our research trip at the moment. Shark named Rudolph for obvious reasons....!
We think now 13 individual #baskingsharks from our #Clyde research expedition. Yesterday we found a tide line containing lots of fish food but also many plastics. One of our scientific goals for this season is get some preliminary estimates on how much plastic is contained within the areas basking sharks are feeding.
It’s been a busy old week for us mobilising from Oban down through the Crinan Canal to the Clyde for our basking shark research expedition. 7 new basking sharks identified already and some really interesting zooplankton results.
With Storm Helene approaching we’re land based for a while. Although all that mixing in the ocean will hopefullydrive a late season plankton bloom for our autumn basking shark research. Good news - shark spotted at Arran today! Keep any sightings coming from the Clyde!