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Basking Shark Scotland

Best place in the world to see basking sharks. Water based wildlife tours. Study of Hebrides BSk Pop'n, overseas tours, scuba diving & photography.

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A few pics from our #planktonnotplastic #baskingshark research this year. Sampling zooplankton for marine plastics. We'll be continuing this into the clyde basking shark research expedition this autumn. We're hoping to get some re-sightings for our photo ID catalogue too. Spaces starting on our 6th October trip. See here for details http://ow.ly/Po3t30luk1f #baskingshark #shark #sharks #research #science #marinescience #marinebiology #conservation #plankton #photoid #photography #snorkel #snorkelling

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We've had some amazing #baskingshark breaching behaviour this season - sometimes very close to the boat. Although there can be multiple breaches it's always hard to get the camera ready to capture it!!!

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Great pics @gemmaclark14 - glad the day tour worked out so well for you! Not long of our peak #baskingshark season left. We still have some spaces at the end of our #Hebrides season and also our #research trips in sept/Oct in the #Clyde

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As part of our science programme we record the sex of the sharks. We use this for monitoring population dynamics and keeping track of individualsA large male around 7-8m was around recently. Inga, Gillian and Hatty were on #junkwatch - it could be the shark previously known as ‘dangerous dave’!!!!!!

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Some great basking shark encounters over the last few days. Plankton aggregations around the islands making for great snorkeling to see these big beautiful sharks.

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#goodtimes!!! Crazy crew this week!!! #baskingsharks

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#microplastic - likely a polyprop rope fibre found in one of our #baskingshark #plankton samples. Our #planktonnotplastic surveys this summer trying to estimate how much #plastic sharks could be eating.

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Absolutely epic picture by @michaels_bubbles of ‘Hannah’ the female basking shark. Check out those pectoral fins and shows how closely related they are to predatory sharks when you see them like this!! Remember they just eat plankton!

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Awesome pics today by @michaels_bubbles - a cooperative 5m female #baskingshark! Been a great week tour so far!

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Great image by Ele Barkell of our new boat ‘Cearban Mhor’ after finding the #baskingsharks sharks offshore. Built by @redbayboats she was designed for safety & comfort when facing the challenges of the #Atlantic!

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Check out @rosiebphotography pictures from our awesome encounter with John Coe today!! #orca #hebrides

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Great first multi-day tour of our summer season. #baskingsharks but offshore and rough conditions, great interactions with grey and harbour seals, porpoises, minke whales, swimming at staffa, seabirds at the treshnish!

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Not bad for our first day of our #baskingshark summer season!

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Prepping for the start of our busy season!!!! Wetsuit photo bomb!!!

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Mobilising for the 2018 Hebrides season today! Wish us luck!!

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Freediving into the big blue. Still some spaces on our freedive trips and plenty opportunity for those on our multi-day trips to get in some aquatic exploration. http://baskingsharkscotland.co.uk/our-tours . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #freediving #apnea #snokelling #explore #adventure #baskingsharkscotland #tours #wildlifetours #scotland #argyll #hebrides #bigblue

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The bird colonies are overflowing with new life at the moment, this little ball of fluff is a shag chick. We are just about to head out to Coll to start our busy season and those on multi-day trips may have a chance to see these wee ones up close. . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifetour #wildlifephotography #photography #scotland #baskingsharkscotland #treshnishisles #westcoast #hebrides #argyll #chic #baby #cute #fluffy

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Last week ahead for our lagoon trips, #snorkelling, #kayaking and #paddleboarding. Last chance day trip from #Oban or #Tobermory - back again September after that.

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