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    totally delighted just seen two basking sharks, one approx 7 feet in bay at wick feeding close in one the wick side and the other circling in the little cove just round from the harbour on the papigoe side, just going back round will try and get some photos

    also saw three other mammals yesterday havena worked out wha they were very dark in colour with a very rounded swept back fin heading south at 8.30am

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    This may sound daft, but can we encourage basking sharks etc to stick around, maybe by feeding them or making their favourite grub more available? There could be tourist benefits.
    Also, make sure no-one harrasses them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubthumper View Post
    This may sound daft, but can we encourage basking sharks etc to stick around, maybe by feeding them or making their favourite grub more available? There could be tourist benefits.
    Also, make sure no-one harrasses them.
    In Dingle Bay, Ireland, they have a dolphin called Fungi that is worth millions to the local economy.

    We visited the West coast over ten years ago and went and had a dolphin trip, in hindsight it's hard to believe the euphoria that is whipped up over a dolphin, but the whole ecomeny of that area is based on Fungi.

    Fungi/Funghi the Dingle Bay Dolphin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubthumper View Post
    This may sound daft, but can we encourage basking sharks etc to stick around, maybe by feeding them or making their favourite grub more available? There could be tourist benefits.
    Also, make sure no-one harrasses them.
    The local fishermen would soon complain that they were affecting fish stocks.
    You only have to see the way they (fishermen) react to seals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anfield View Post
    The local fishermen would soon complain that they were affecting fish stocks.
    You only have to see the way they (fishermen) react to seals.
    the fact they feed on plankton (sp) should dispell any fears of fish stocks
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    Although plankton is staple diet, they do also take small fish
    Michael Stone is innocent.
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    spotted one again in wick bay (north side) tonight at 9.15
    really tickled pink has made my day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anfield View Post
    The local fishermen would soon complain that they were affecting fish stocks.
    You only have to see the way they (fishermen) react to seals.
    No they wouldnt, when were out on our wee boats & spy a Basking shark we head for him coz its almost guaranteed that you will get fish anywhere near him on yer hooks.

    Basking sharks are great fishfinders , just like the birds, No complaints from me
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    Does having a boat near it seem to worry/ irritate the basker? Are they inquisitive like whales?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubthumper View Post
    Does having a boat near it seem to worry/ irritate the basker? Are they inquisitive like whales?
    They are known to tip small boats over but 20 ft away is fine enough, Once upon a time I was on a big boat & the shark came within 5 ft of us & you could see the wild frenzy of feed-fish-mackerel-shark in the water which was amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy-Winehouse View Post
    They are known to tip small boats over but 20 ft away is fine enough, Once upon a time I was on a big boat & the shark came within 5 ft of us & you could see the wild frenzy of feed-fish-mackerel-shark in the water which was amazing

    It has been suggested that boats remain 100m away from Sharks:
    "..In conjunction with The Shark Trust and other partners, MCS has produced a Basking Shark Code of Conduct that advises boat users to stay at least 100m away from basking sharks, while swimmers should keep a distance of 4m from the sharks and be particularly wary of the animalís enormous tail.."

    Full article here
    Michael Stone is innocent.
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