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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Basking Shark Seminar Reply with quote

Here's a press release from Emmet the Wildlife Ranger in Inishowen...

Dear all,

The first Irish Basking Shark Seminar on the study and conservation of basking sharks in Ireland will be held at the Bord Iascaigh Mara, National Fisheries College, Greencastle, Co. Donegal on the 30th and 31st of October 2009.

The seminar, organised by The Irish Basking Shark Project, and funded by the Heritage Council is aimed at all interested parties including members of the scientific community and the general public with an interest in Irish marine fauna and heritage.

The programme includes a range of presentations from national and international guest speakers over the two-day period. Topics covered will include the historical shark hunt, basking shark biology, review's of current scientific knowledge, in depth analysis of shark monitoring methods plus film previews, archival footage and workshops.

Very little is known about this elusive and docile creature which grows to lengths of 12 meters and can weigh over 5 tons. Marine scientists have been puzzled for centuries by the unexplainable behaviour of this animal, which is the second largest fish in the world. The aim of the seminar is to bring together all the relevant information, organisations and individuals with an interest in basking sharks throughout Irish waters and develop a co-ordinated strategy for the future of Irelands most iconic marine mega- fauna species.

For further information please log onto were you can register for the seminar which is free of charge and download a complete seminar itinerary in pdf format.

Please note that the nominated seminar hotel has a limited capacity for the seminar accommodation specials and for the seminar meal, so early booking is advised.

Seminar Itinerary and detailed logistics link:

Please don't hesitate to contact me with your quires and if possible forward this message to interested parties.

Looking forward to seeing you all there


Emmett Johnston

The Irish Basking Shark Project

Mob: 00 353 (0)87 286 7055

Off: 00 353 (0)74 93 22628

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