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!!!
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’!!!!!!
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.
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!
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!
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!