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More Basking Shark Sightings In British Waters
2012-07-24 08:05:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Basking sharks, after being protected from commercial hunting since the late 20th century, are on the rise in British waters. The most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of basking shark sightings in UK waters was recently undertaken by the University of Exeter, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) and Wave Action. Results of the study are published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series....

2008-07-27 00:00:24

Volunteers are being asked to log sightings of basking sharks in a survey that aims to find out more about the world's second largest fish. The Seaquest Basking Shark project is taking place at two locations off the Cornish coast and aims to collect information and raise public awareness of the giant fish and the threats they face. The project is being run by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) and SeaWatch, and shark-spotting points will be set up at Gwennap Head and at Carn Gloose, near...

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2008-07-07 09:58:12

Four weeks on from the shocking incident that led to the death of 26 dolphins near Falmouth, research released Monday sheds new light on the extent of the problems facing Cornwall's marine mammals. A study by the University of Exeter and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, has revealed a disturbing rise in the number of whales, dolphins and porpoises found dead on Cornish beaches. The frequency of these mammals, collectively known as cetaceans,...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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