I am pleased to announce a partnership between this website and the global Shark Observations Network, administered by Jeffrey Gallant, Director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group [GEERG] in Canada.
This will allow divers to enter their sightings into a single, global database, with the Shark Obsevation Network allowing submission of photos and video as part of the initial observation.
I have honored the request of certain divers who have contributed to our project to keep the locations approximate and not make exact GPS numbers public. All locations are approximate. The recent sightings of Sevengill sharks at La Jolla Cove have been public knowledge for some time now in the media and it is also a protected preserve where hunting is banned.
To Log a Shark Sighting (Any Species):
First Time Users:
2. Create a User Account with a User Name and Password and you’ll be ready to begin logging your encounters. Once you create your User Account, photos may be uploaded under the Comments section. Just follow the drop-down menu prompts for ‘Type of Observation, Species, etc.
Note: if you would like to have your Sevengill video featured here, on this site, under Videos, simply upload it to either You Tube or Vimeo (unfortunately, Facebook won’t work) and then email the URL to: mbear4(at)gmail.com--many thanks! I will make sure you get credit.
On Your Android:
For more on this project, see also:
Citizen Science Projects:
Marine Science Today:
‘Are Sevemgill Sharks Making a Comeback?
Also, this project is now registered on the following citizen science websites:
Encyclopedia of Life: http://eol.org/content_partners/518 [log in may be required to view]
Cornell Lab Citizen Science Central: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects/sevengill-shark-sightings/?portal_status_message=Changes%20saved.