Researchers tag 50 basking sharks

Date: 27/07/2009

The taggings were carried out mainly around Malin Head (Ireland’s Donegal coast), a hotspot for basking sharks when summer plankton blooms set in. Apart from two satellite tags, to enable a couple of the sharks to be tracked over four months, all the other sharks were simple coloured tagged allowing researchers to learn about the creatures’ movements within Irish waters.

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