October, Fri:17th. 19:30 hrs NPWS Conservation Ranger for Inishowen Emmett Johnston will give a talk at Fort Dunree, Saladanha Suite starting at 19:30 hrs.
The talk will cover basic ecology, behavioural habits and aspects of basking shark history within Irish waters. Emmett will also discuss recent research findings and sighting trends of basking sharks in particular around Inishowen, including this years tagging programme.
At the talk a substantial new research programme planned for 2009 in Inishowen waters will be introduced. This project in the later stages of planning is intended to be a pilot project for a comprehensive survey and tagging programme of Basking Sharks in Irish waters.