Autumn Basking Shark Research
Our autumn basking shark research expedition is going really so far with 11 basking sharks identified and 13 basking sharks sighted. We've been able to get in to the water to identify 3 males and 2 female sharks.
We've also gained some interesting results from our zooplankton sampling looking at the density and size of copepods. Samples have been taken in areas where sharks are feeding and where they are not, as a control sample.
In addition one of our aims is to try and establish some preliminary quantitative data on the marine plastics within zooplankton tidal fronts. These are areas where basking sharks feed and hence we want to know how much plastics the basking sharks could be feeding on. Look out for some results on this later into the Autumn.
To see how you can join on one of our research expeditions see here.
For a blog on how to reduce your plastic impact - see here.