E-Shark compiles observations made by ocean explorers (divers, snorkelers, fishermen, boaters, beach walkers, and stand up paddleboarders) to track trends in shark and ray populations. In collaboration with Shark Guardian and eOceans, the initiative allows you to upload pictures along with the date and location of any sharks or rays you encounter. Your data, along with the data of others, can help monitor local marine populations. To date, over 1.8 million records have been submitted from around the world. The scientific papers produced using this data are often used to direct conservation, management, and policy initiatives.
For more information, you can visit the E-SHARK initiative at http://www.sharkguardian.org/thailand-eshark-project/.
To learn more about sharks and to sign up for our SSI Shark Ecology course, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.