Sailing with Sea Monsters

Life-changing experiences only come into focus in hindsight in my experience. While they’re happening, their implication is often lost in the noise of the moment, especially if you’re only 11-years old. Which was my age when I first encountered the huge creature that would change the direction of my life—the basking shark. At the time I kept a tiny dinghy in the local fishermen’s cove of the South Devon town that I lived in, and […]


New Book: A Sea Monster’s Tale

In March 2017, Colin Speedie’s new book will be published by Wild Nature Press. The book is a journey amidst wild seas, places, people and conservation history in the battle of hunting and protection of the iconic Basking Shark. Colin will be attending book talks and events to share the adventures of both the hunters and the researchers seeking to find and latterly help protect the shark in our waters. Follow us on Facebook to […]


The Golden Globe Race 2018

We live in a high-tech world that sometimes seems to leave the human element behind in the endless dash for speed. And, as a result, perhaps we don’t see what is going wrong with our planet as we fly heedlessly by…. But something is stirring out there, and the joy of being part of something real and at a human scale is winning round more and more people. Even in the field of yacht racing, adventurous […]


Basking shark surveys in the Hebrides

Every year we conduct two weeks of basking shark transect surveys in the Sea of the Hebrides and the Minch on the west coast of Scotland – this not only allows us to monitoring the hotspot sites we identified during our previous long-term survey, but also explore for new sites. If the weather is good, this is the most wonderful place on earth. Fortunately we have been blessed with excellent conditions for the last three years. […]