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Shark sightings well up

With over 700 separate sightings of basking sharks in Manx waters this summer, it's being described as a 'bumper' season.

The friendly giants have been a regular fixture off the Island's coasts since early May, with sightings ranging from one to 45 at a time.

Despite the inclement weather they have been spotted consistently throughout the summer, even up to the end of august when usually they begin to leave.

Manx Basking Shark Watch co-ordinator Jackie Hall is delighted with the way people have been using the initiative to report sightings:

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