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Shark tagging underway in south of Island

Tope shark being tagged - Image Credit: Manx Wildlife Trust

Being carried out by the Manx Wildlife Trust

Small sharks in the south of the Island are being tagged by the Manx Wildlife Trust.

The project began eight years ago and is carried out on behalf of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture

The aim is to learn more about the Tope, Spurdog and Bull Huss species.

Marine officer Lara Howe says the work is important to ensure small shark populations can be saved from decline, and past work has led to interesting finds:

 

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