Ocean Sanctuaries Founder, Barbara Lloyd will be leading an expedition to SE Australia to beta test a model of the OpenROV to search for Sevengill sharks.
“Our mission is to use citizen science to identify and catalog sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus) in south Australia. The purpose is to inspire others to get involved in cataloging this ‘near threatened’ (IUCN) species.”
See here for more information: https://www.openexplorer.com/expedition/sevengillsharkaustralia2017
I was invited to contribute a sub-section on ‘Sharks and Citizen Science’ to a chapter in an Academic Press textbook on sharks:
Mieras, Peter; Bear, Michael (2017). The economy of shark conservation: the role of eco-tourism and citizen science. In S. L. Dayv Lowry (Ed.), Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Research and Conservation Part B – 1st Edition – ISBN: 9780128123942 Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Research and Conservation Part B, Volume 78 1st Edition (p. 318). Academic Press.
Publish Date: Oct. 27, 2017
Note: .pdf file of this chapter is available by email for those interested.
The 2017 Sevengill shark ‘season’ (April-Oct.) got off to a bang
with a shot of a beautiful male with tell-tale scratch marks, taken by San Diego diver Tiffany Poon on April 5 at La Jolla Cove: