Shark Watch is a citizen science shark education and conservation program.
Reaching youth directly and teaching them about the sharks of the Bay and marine ecosystems, Shark Watch takes science to the field observing and collecting data using the iNaturalist App. Through a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy, we are taking under-served youth to the Bay and on the Bay introducing them to sharks, rays and Bay ecosystems. Contact us to participate in San Francisco Bay Shark Watch Education the program. Youth and citizens are recording observations of sharks and rays in the wild and recording the data using the iNaturalist App. This Citizen Science provided data will help us understand the range, movements, distribution and behavior of San Francisco Bay, Tomales Bay and Pacific sharks, skates and rays.
The Aquatic Park Stewards Program brings youth to the Bay, educating about marine ecosystems and conducting marine debris surveys while cleaning up our National Park.
Our MPA Watch Program is conducting monitoring using the Trident ROV, doing benthic surveys in our coastal and offshore marine protected areas.