It’s a tie!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Sighting Updates | 2 Comments

Earlier this morning, I posted a photograph of the first basking shark sighted in the Bay of Fundy for the year. Well, I just it turns out that some passengers on the ferry from Black’s Harbour to Grand Manan ALSO saw a basking shark that same day, between Grand Manan and the Wolves.

Around 2:30pm, they watched the basking shark, only 100m away, swimming at the surface for about 10 minutes. It was travelling the same direction as the ferry. Great sighting! And thanks for reporting what you saw!

Here is an updated map of the two basking shark sightings made on July 3, 2013.

The approximate location of the basking shark seen from the ferry on July 3, 2013 and another sighting made by Laurie Murison that same day.

The approximate location of the basking shark seen from the ferry on July 3, 2013 and another sighting made by Laurie Murison that same day.

2 Comments

  1. Damian Lidgard
    July 7, 2013

    Probably the same shark? Did anyone get a photograph of the dorsal fin?

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  2. fundysharks
    July 8, 2013

    There is no photograph for the animal sighted from the ferry. However, the sightings occurred only 1.5 hours apart. The distance between sightings (about 30km) is too far for a shark to swim in that short amount of time, so they were very likely two different animals!

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