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Basking Shark hotspots

SNH Commissioned Report 339:

Basking Shark Hotspots on the West Coast of Scotland: Key sites, threats and implications for conservation of the species.

SNH Commissioned Report 339:  Basking Shark Hotspots on the West 
Coast of Scotland: Key sites, threats and implications for conservation 
of the species

 

The Wildlife Trusts’ Basking Shark Project conducted effort-corrected line transect surveys for the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) along the west coast of Scotland between 2002-2006. A total of 11,179km of linear transects consisting of 956 hours duration were covered, and a total of 593 sharks were recorded whilst on transect.

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