basking catelogue cover

Individual basking sharks can be identified based on the shape of their dorsal fins and locations of nicks and notches. In essence, their dorsal fin is like a human fingerprint! Photos of individual sharks can tell us whether the same sharks return to the same region year after year and how individuals use these waters within the same season.

Browse our basking shark dorsal fin catalogue and see just how many shapes and sizes there are!

2012 Sightings

Fundy-2012-08-19T-NEA

Name: Fundy-2012-08-19T-NEA
Date of first sighting: August 19, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: New England Aquarium

Fundy-2012-08-19U-NEA

Name: Fundy-2012-08-19U-NEA
Date of first sighting: August 19, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: New England Aquarium

Fundy-2012-08-20J

Name: Fundy-2012-08-20J
Date of first sighting: August 20, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: Sarah Wong, GMWSRS


Fundy-2012-08-20x

Name: Fundy-2012-08-20X
Date of first sighting: August 20, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: Laurie Murison

Fundy-2012-08-22A

Name: Fundy-2012-08-22A
Date of first sighting: August 22, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: Lisa Hoogenboom, GMWSRS

Fundy-2012-08-22B

Name: Fundy-2012-08-22B
Date of first sighting: August 22, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: Lisa Hoogenboom, GMWSRS


Fundy-2012-08-22C

Name: Fundy-2012-08-22C
Date of first sighting: August 22, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: Lisa Hoogenboom, GMWSRS

Fundy-2012-08-22D

Name: Fundy-2012-08-22D
Date of first sighting: August 22, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: Lisa Hoogenboom, GMWSRS

Fundy-2012-08-22E

Name: Fundy-2012-08-22E
Date of first sighting: August 22, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: Lisa Hoogenboom, GMWSRS


Fundy-2012-08-20J

Name: Fundy-2012-08-22J
Date of first sighting: August 20, 2012
Region: Bay of Fundy
Photograher: Lisa Hoogenboom, GMWSRS


More fins coming soon!
 

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