How To Upload a Photo




Photo credit: Barbara Lloyd



How To Upload a Photo:

First Time Users (we’d like to welcome those from South Africa: we now have a False Bay Location):

1. Go here:

2. At the top of the page, you’ll see 3 tabs: Home/Learn/Participate. Click on Participate–>Report an Encounter (ignore Weight and Tag Fields).

Note: we are working to get the fields converted from Metric to Imperial. 

3. Fill out the form with at least your encounter’s Date, Location and your Name and Email and provide one lateral view photograph of a 7 gill (like the one above), water temperature from your dive computer and depth, if known and then click Send Report.

Note: if you would like to have your Sevengill video featured here, on this site, under Videos, simply upload it to either YouTube or Vimeo (unfortunately, Facebook won’t work) and then email the URL to: mbear4(at) — many thanks! We will make sure you get credit.

Didn’t see any sharks on your dive today?

No problem – – we still need your data!

 ZERO DATA: What is it?

‘Zero data’ is an important concept in long-term population studies in a fixed location with a single species: it’s also called ‘Presence/Absence’ data, meaning, we still want to know when you did *not* see a certain species in a given location, because it tells us a lot about why that particular species may or may not be present at certain times of the year.

Zero Data Entry Link:

Android Sevengill ‘Shark Tracker App:

Ocean Sanctuaries is pleased to announce that v 2.0 of the Sevengill Shark Tracker app is available here:

 you can log your Sevengill Shark encounters directly into the Sevengill Shark ID Project.

Note: since Amazon is not a Google Play outlet, please go to Settings –> Security –> Allow Unknown Sources (Just This One Time) to enable installation.

Thank you and we welcome your feedback.

And: just for fun (optional):

Join us on Mighty Networks: Sevengill Shark Data Collectors

Or: install the app here:

–Network with others documenting Sevengill sharks and receive help if you run into issues

Sevengill Sharks in San Diego

KPBS TV: Erik Anderson Interview/June, 2013:

Ocean Sanctuaries is pleased to be using ‘Wildbook’ as our marine species database:


Wildbook Pattern Recognition Program

Wildbook Pattern Recognition Program, see here for more info: