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Basking Shark Video 2015

Happy New Year to everyone! If you haven't seen our 2015 basking shark season video via our social channels then please check it out below. Our film this year was shot over our 2015 season, generally between April and September by our head guide Luke Saddler and BSS owner Shane Wasik. Although we've featured more scenery and other wildlife in previous films we tried to concentrate on the basking sharks this time around! Luke does freelance video work during the down season (see his site here) and did an amazing cut for this year film, along with tracking down some powerful music to accompany the spectacular footage! 2015 was an incredible year for wildlife, with over 700 sightings of basking sharks, including the ones sighted through our own programme and public submissions to the basking shark database. For more information on the basking shark sightings programme and our own science programme click on the links. We also had over 1000 cetaceans, comprising of minke whales, common & bottlenose dolphins along with our first sighting of an Atlantic white sided dolphin this year. Then lastly the harbour porpoises we spot mainly on the calm days! Operating round the biggest concentration of UK white tailed sea-eagles means we had 100's of sightings of them on our trips and they are a real conservation success story in the area.Then of course we had our rare sightings such a number of oceanic sunfish or Mola mola which come to the Hebrides in the peak  of summer and our first ever leatherback turtle. What an exciting day that was but unfortunately no photos! We'll have more on another blog about the turtle! 2015 was a stormy year for weather but the abundance of sharks made it a season to remember! Why not come with us on one of our 2016 expeditions! Check out our calendar here. <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GKpn0qLJaWM?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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