Test Your Shark ID Skills and Help
Scientists at the Same Time

Article by Support Our Sharks (16 March 2016)

Shark Sighting PhotoHow good are your shark ID skills? What if you could put your skills to the test whilst also contributing to scientific research? Would you be interested? Well, now you can!

In addition to being able to submit your own shark* sightings to the SharkBase Citizen Science project (shark-base.org), you can now also help to verify the accuracy of sightings submitted by other SharkBase users. Therefore, even if you have never personally seen a shark* in the wild, you can still get involved and contribute to the SharkBase project. 

With hundreds of sightings uploaded to the SharkBase website every month, our research team is calling on your help to verify the accuracy of these sightings. This may involve the identification of species from photographs or simply checking the accuracy of sighting details such as location, depth, size, etc. Every sighting that a user verifies provides our research team with vital information about the sighting’s accuracy, which will ensure that the highest level of data quality is maintained.

If you would like to participate, go to Verify Sightings to get started, and for more information on other ways that you can participate in the project, go to the Get Started page.

(*Includes all sharks, rays, and chimaeras)


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