Basking Shark Research Expeditions (8 DAYS)

From GBP £780.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Carry
  • Product code: BSkResearch8D

30% Deposit is required to book

70% Balance due 12 weeks prior to tour

At the end of the summer, basking sharks start their southerly migration to the sub-tropics with one final aggregation in southern Argyll. During this period we run research expeditions to observe the sharks and explore different areas while gaining information on this stage of their migration. During these trips we  have a different base on the Clyde (not the Hebrides). We can still swim and photograph the sharks during these tours which are open to everyone.

Guests on these trips can be involved in our southerly migration study with the primary goals as follows:

  • Study the abundance of southerly basking shark population
  • Record location, time, size, sex and behaviour of southerly basking sharks along with environmental factors (e.g. sea temperature, visibility, tides, weather
  • Record images and videos of sharks for entry into shark ID catalogue
  • Analyse zooplankton samples from feeding and non-feeding areas
  • Analyse zooplankton samples for plastic to assess ingestion risk
  • Record cetacean sightings data (e.g porpoises/dolphin/whale