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    Default Basking Shark

    Spotted it just off Scrabster Harbour this evening around 5pm, went down to the harbour for a closer look and we got great views from the lighthouse. It headed off round holborn head about 45 mins later.


    Away with the birds

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    A Minkie Whale had been spotted by a friend in the bay earlier and I also saw 7 Harbour Porpoise in the bay this evening.
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    Thanks for the post kas, never seen 1 of those giants but live in hope.

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    Default Wick Basking Shark 21-6-08

    Basking shark in the River mouth at Wick near the North pool.
    Earlier in the week 19th a Basking shark was reported at Staxigo.
    Once quite rare this far North now they seem to be every where.
    Many thanks to Alistair for the phone call.




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    2 in the murkle area of Thurso Bay on Sat 28.06.08
    1 at Brimms Ness on Thurs 03.07.08
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    Super kas, wish I was nearer to the sea

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    Saw one at Broch 27.07.08
    One sighted at Scrabster beach 29.07.08
    and I saw one yesterday off the Scrabster lighthouse.
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    Saw one in Melvich Bay 2/8/08, we were out fishing from kayaks and got within about 6ft of one!! What an amazing experience. The water was so clear, we could easily see the huge mough underwater as it swam stright towards us, then under the kayaks. Unforgettable!

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    Saw one yesterday (10th August) off Strathy Point - amazing.

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    They are so impressive with their size.
    Even if we find the light it will be surround by shadow.

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    One Basking Shark reported in Brough Bay today.

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    Thankyou all for your reports, very much appreciated to know there are many about, I hope you all enjoyed seeing them. Birdie Wife, I am envious as I would love to have had such a close encounter with one. Shame you had not been out on your kayak on the morning of the 4th, as you could have had another amazing encounter, Killer Whales were reported just off Portskerra that day.
    Last edited by kas; 12-Aug-08 at 21:06.
    Away with the birds

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    25 foot long Basking seen yesterday by Silverline angling in between Thurso and Dunnet. What a size!!!!
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    2m Basking shark seen passing Lybster to day 20-8-08 at 15.00hrs heading North
    200 meters from shore.

    Colin

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    Default More Basking Sharks

    Thurso Bay
    Seen by Kas from East Gills.

    22nd August
    31st August
    3rd September.

    All the sharks were reported to be quite small.

    Colin

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    Default Basking Shark 14-10-08

    Received a report of a 12ft Basking Shark from Kas in Thurso Bay.

    That brings the total to 9 for Thurso Bay
    With 17 being seen around the Caithness coast in total.

    I also have 3 reports for the North Suthrland Coast.

    I'm sure there are a lot that have gone unreported.
    Even so thats quite a startling amount.

    Colin

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    love the photos...
    The miracle is not to fly in the air,
    or to walk on the water,but to walk on the earth.

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