Basking Shark - Mangersta Head

Mangersta, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Type:Flora and Fauna - Marine Life

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Basking Sharks are a regular summer visitor to our coastal waters. Usually they are seen when feeding at surface, with the snout, gape, dorsal fin and tail fluke visible. They feed on plankton and are most visible in July and August.

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What's Nearby

  1. Stac Dhomhnuill Chaim is situated near the village of Mangersta in Uig.

    0.3 miles away
  2. Low growing white flower with 5 petals found in rocky crevices and shingle on coast

    0.48 miles away
  3. 0.76 miles away
  1. Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta) is a beautiful beach in the parish of Uig in south west…

    0.86 miles away
  2. Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

    1.72 miles away

  3. Photograph © David Wilson


    The glorious bay at Uig, south west Lewis, has many of…

    2.27 miles away
  4. Short, low growing with spike of bright yellow flowers

    2.3 miles away
  5. Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

    2.48 miles away
  6. 3.73 miles away
  7. Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in…

    5.83 miles away
  8. Public Art structure by artists Marian Leven and Will Maclean that reflects local,…

    6.72 miles away
  9. Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

    6.77 miles away
  10. A low growing plant with small white 2 lobed flowers. Found on improved agricultural land…

    6.86 miles away
  11. Tall, slim stems with pale blue flowers

    6.99 miles away

  12. Photograph of Pabbay from Reef Beach © David Wilson

    In The Chessmen, Uig Gala day is…

    7.23 miles away
  13. Large semi-aquatic animal. Very sleek profile in water.

    9.51 miles away
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