Adopt a Basking Shark and help fund our Basking Shark Project, helping Basking Sharks in the Northeast Atlantic.


ABOUT BASKING SHARKS

These gentle giants are awesome because they're the 2nd largest fish in the world! They're also seasonal visitors to the British Isles. Each summer shark spotters flock to known hot-spots to marvel at this graceful giant.

As recently as the mid-1990’s they were heavily fished for their liver oil, meat, fins and cartilage. Luckily we were able to help secure protection and management for them. Basking Sharks are now protected in EU waters and under some international agreements.

But their numbers remain a concern. Globally Basking Sharks are listed on the IUCN Red list as Vulnerable. Worse still, they're Endangered in the Northeast Atlantic. Monitoring, management and further research is vital to ensure their survival.


ADOPT A BASKING SHARK

When you adopt we’ll send you our Basking Shark adoption pack which includes:

  • Personalised Certificate
  • Factsheets - learn all about your amazing shark & research project
  • A4 Poster
  • Bookmark
  • Set of Shark Postcards

Adopt a Basking Shark


DONATE TO OUR BASKING SHARK PROJECT

You can also support our Basking Shark Project by making a donation below. 

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Related Links:

► Download the latest Basking Shark Sightings Report (pdf)

► Find out more about our Basking Shark Project

► Read our Creature Feature Blog on the Basking Shark