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Isle of Man kayaker’s close encounter with basking shark

A kayaker has filmed a close encounter with a 23ft (7m) basking shark off the south coast of the Isle of Man.

Craig Whally said he came across the plankton-eating fish while he was exploring caves near an area known as Fleshwick on Monday.

He said he feels “shocked and privileged” adding: “I saw a […]

World Tin Bath Championships take place in Isle of Man

The event, which attracts huge crowds, has been running since 1971

One of the Isle of Man’s strangest sporting competitions, the World Tin Bath Championships, has celebrated its 44th anniversary.

Hundreds of people gathered around Castletown harbour to watch brave competitors race their customised bathtubs over a 400m course.

The winner is either […]

Great spring to see dolphins in Manx waters

It’s been a great spring for sightings of Risso’s dolphins in Manx waters.

There have already been 24 sightings of Risso’s this year, more than the rest of the British Isles combined.

The first sighting of the year was on March 17 and there has been a steady stream of sightings reported by the public […]

World Tin Bath Championship action in Castletown

The 43rd World Tin Bath Championships will take place in the middle harbour, Castletown, tomorrow (Saturday), starting at 3pm.

The event is run by the Castletown Ale Drinkers’ Society and sponsored by Jameson Whiskey, Heron and Brearley, Capital International, The Vineyard, Tower Insurance, 3FM and Poker Stars.

It has attracted an entry of more […]

Canoeist shocked by 10ft basking sharks as they surface right in front of him

 

John Keggin was out kayaking with friends when he came across the plankton-eating monsters, which weigh around five tons and are often seen between May and July John Keggin was astounded when a 10ft basking shark surfaced right in front of him off Port Erin, Isle of Man.

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Early births lead to ‘bumper seal pup season’ prediction

According to the Manx Wildlife Trust about 40 pups are born on the Calf of Man each year

  Wildlife experts on the Isle of Man have predicted a “bumper year” for seal pups after the first were born a week early on the Calf of Man.

Six were recorded by the […]

Isle of Man Risso’s dolphin encounter ‘a rare privilege’

Marine researchers have described a “privileged encounter” after photographing 15 Risso’s dolphins, about one mile from the Manx coastline.

Manx Basking Shark Watch (MBSW) scientists came across a pod of 14 adults and one juvenile on 12 July.

The Risso’s group, which consisted of several large males, was spotted near The Sound […]

World Tin Bath Championships held in Castletown

One of the Isle of Man’s strangest sporting competitions, the World Tin Bath Championships, will celebrate its 42nd anniversary on Saturday.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather around Castletown harbour to watch brave competitors race their customised baths over a 400m course.

The winner is the first to reach the finish line […]

World Tin Bath Championships held in Castletown

One of the Isle of Man’s strangest sporting competitions, the World Tin Bath Championships, will celebrate its 42nd anniversary on Saturday.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather around Castletown harbour to watch brave competitors race their customised baths over a 400m course.

The winner is the first to reach the finish line […]

Isle Of Man named Dream Spot in Kayaking Poll

A recent poll ran as part of a competition by Sitons has found the Isle Of Man to be one of the UK’s top ten dream kayaking locations.

The poll was taken as part of a December competition for watersport fanatics to win a GoPro Hero II camera. Over 500 entrants were asked where would […]