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SEA LIFE Blackpool &
Manx Basking Shark Watch

SEA LIFE Blackpool took on a 119 mile sponsored row to raise funds for Manx Basking Shark Watch.

Fun Fact

The staff from SEA LIFE Blackpool rowed the equivalent distance of Blackpool to the Isle of Man to raise funds for Manx Basking Shark. 

SEA LIFE Blackpool took on a 119 mile sponsored row to raise funds for Manx Basking Shark Watch.

The row, which was completed on a rowing exercise machine, was the equivalent distance of rowing from Blackpool to the Isle of Man.

Anna Puttick and Mel Conchie presented MBSW with a cheque for £2,000, contributing to the basking shark conservation work in the Isle of Man area.

In return for the donation, SEA LIFE has nicknamed one of the recently satellite-tagged Basking Sharks ‘Flowrider’.

Flowrider visited the waters off the Isle of Man, in a group of about 20 Basking Sharks on 7th August 2015. We were lucky enough to be able to put a satellite tag on him, tracking his location and pinging it back to us. He pinged up again in Morocco in February and more recently he's been spotted in Irish waters once again. 

Shark tagging helps us understand how habitat changes have affected sharks lives and how different shark species react to colour and shapes underwater. This valuable research will aid in understanding the movements of sharks in the wild and get a better picture of how these magnificent creatures spend their lives and how we can better protect them for generations to come. 

 

Track Flowrider's Movements

To see where SEA LIFE Blackpool's tagged basking shark will appear next, you can track his movements here.

Fun Fact

The staff from SEA LIFE Blackpool rowed the equivalent distance of Blackpool to the Isle of Man to raise funds for Manx Basking Shark. 

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Fun Fact

The staff from SEA LIFE Blackpool rowed the equivalent distance of Blackpool to the Isle of Man to raise funds for Manx Basking Shark. 

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SEA LIFE Blackpool took on a 119 mile sponsored row to raise funds for Manx Basking Shark Watch.

The row, which was completed on a rowing exercise machine, was the equivalent distance of rowing from Blackpool to the Isle of Man.

Anna Puttick and Mel Conchie presented MBSW with a cheque for £2,000, contributing to the basking shark conservation work in the Isle of Man area.

In return for the donation, SEA LIFE has nicknamed one of the recently satellite-tagged Basking Sharks ‘Flowrider’.

Flowrider visited the waters off the Isle of Man, in a group of about 20 Basking Sharks on 7th August 2015. We were lucky enough to be able to put a satellite tag on him, tracking his location and pinging it back to us. He pinged up again in Morocco in February and more recently he's been spotted in Irish waters once again. 

Shark tagging helps us understand how habitat changes have affected sharks lives and how different shark species react to colour and shapes underwater. This valuable research will aid in understanding the movements of sharks in the wild and get a better picture of how these magnificent creatures spend their lives and how we can better protect them for generations to come. 

 

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SEA LIFE Blackpool took on a 119 mile sponsored row to raise funds for Manx Basking Shark Watch.

The row, which was completed on a rowing exercise machine, was the equivalent distance of rowing from Blackpool to the Isle of Man.

Anna Puttick and Mel Conchie presented MBSW with a cheque for £2,000, contributing to the basking shark conservation work in the Isle of Man area.

In return for the donation, SEA LIFE has nicknamed one of the recently satellite-tagged Basking Sharks ‘Flowrider’.

Flowrider visited the waters off the Isle of Man, in a group of about 20 Basking Sharks on 7th August 2015. We were lucky enough to be able to put a satellite tag on him, tracking his location and pinging it back to us. He pinged up again in Morocco in February and more recently he's been spotted in Irish waters once again. 

Shark tagging helps us understand how habitat changes have affected sharks lives and how different shark species react to colour and shapes underwater. This valuable research will aid in understanding the movements of sharks in the wild and get a better picture of how these magnificent creatures spend their lives and how we can better protect them for generations to come. 

 

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Track Flowrider's Movements

To see where SEA LIFE Blackpool's tagged basking shark will appear next, you can track his movements here.

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Track Flowrider's Movements

To see where SEA LIFE Blackpool's tagged basking shark will appear next, you can track his movements here.

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