Basking Shark - Port of Ness

Ness, 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. Port Nis (Port of Ness) is in the parish of Ness, the most northerly parish in Lewis.

    0.11 miles away
  2. Small, working studio gallery above the beach and harbour at Port of Ness on the Isle of…

    0.2 miles away
  3. A small group of well-used and maintained shielings with a track along a ravine to a…

    0.42 miles away
  1. Adabroc was based on the fictious village "Crobost", where Fin was born and brought up.

    0.64 miles away
  2. Loch Stiapabhat bird reserve and hide to watch golden plover, Lapwing, whooper swans,…

    0.88 miles away
  3. Dùn Èistean is traditionally known as the stronghold of the Clan Morrison. Archaeological…

    0.9 miles away
  4. Located at the North of the Archipelago, this rich Machair loch and surrounding wetland…

    0.98 miles away
  5. The Sporsnis Wild About Ness Exhibition is all adout everything wild in and around Ness. …

    1.08 miles away

  6. Photograph © David Wilson

    Skigersta harbour is where Peter May imagined to be…

    1.16 miles away
  7. Overlooking the bay at Skigersta Harbour is Fin's Aunt's house.

    1.21 miles away
  8. Based in Ness on the Isle of Lewis, Taigh Dhonnchaidh offers musical and cultural…

    1.23 miles away
  9. The ancient church of St Moluag sits in a crofter's field.

    1.52 miles away
  10. St Moluag’s Church is a 12th century Temple, said to have been built by the son of a…

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

    1.59 miles away
  12. Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie beach) is a beautiful sandy beach in the north of Lewis, near…

    1.7 miles away
  13. Small sheltered cove near the Butt lighthouse with steep cliffs on either side and golden…

    1.72 miles away
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