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Hot weather brings Manx waters 'to life'

Thu, 11 Jul 2013


The ongoing heatwave has been attributed to bringing the Island’s waters to life with a host of different sharks, whales and dolphins spotted.


After 3 consecutive poor years for basking shark sightings numbers are already up, despite there being low levels of plankton currently.

It’s enabled the research teams to tag a number of the gentle giants which will aide their studies into their winter habits.

Eleanor Stone of the Wildlife Trust gave us a rundown of what sightings have been reported so far:

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