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Wildlife Trust monitors basking sharks

It's claimed that extreme weather has been playing havoc with wildlife.

Reports in United Kingdom national papers over the last few days claimed that an unusually warm spring, followed by heavy rain and low temperatures in the summer, meant many species bred earlier or had food sources or nests washed away.

Other species such as basking sharks were spotted for the first time in October off the Farne Islands, by Northumberland.

Director of the Manx Wildlife Trust Duncan Bridges says there were a record number of sightings of the animals in Manx waters this year and he hopes the results of a satellite tagging scheme may shed some light on their movements:

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