|Presented By||Support Our Sharks|
|Goal||Map the distribution & structure of shark* populations|
|Task||Submit your past, present, and future shark* encounters|
Global, anywhere on the planet
Effective management of sharks starts with an understanding of their population status, which will ultimately instruct their future conservation.
Through SharkBase we are building a global network of shark observers collecting vital information about the abundance and distribution of sharks and rays worldwide.
(*Includes all sharks, rays, and chimaeras)
|How to Join||
Please get involved and become a Citizen Shark Scientist by submitting your past, present, and future shark encounters to SharkBase. Even if you have never seen a shark in the wild, you can still contribute to SharkBase by submitting sightings that you see in the news or on the internet. For more information, watch the video and check out the links on our web site (www.shark-base.org).
|Project Timing||This project runs all year round.|
|Special Skills||No special skills are required to participate|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, At home|
|Tags||citizen science, ecology, elasmobranchs, great white, photo, rays, sharks, sighting, stingrays|
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