Basking Shark Research Expeditions (3 DAY)

From GBP £345.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Carry
  • Product code: BSkResearch3D
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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 cut the passenger numbers to 8 and have a different base on the Clyde. 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 abundance of southerly basking shark population
  • Record location, time, size, sex and behaviour of southerly basking sharks along with environmental factors
  • Record images and video of sharks for entry into shark fin ID catalogue
  • Analyse plankton samples from feeding and non-feeding areas