Anyone can participate in Shark Watch and become a citizen scientist!
Help us understand the range, movements, distribution and behavior of San Francisco Bay, Tomales Bay and Pacific sharks, skates and rays. Its easy. You can use your phone to record observations of sharks, skates and rays or access the web site directly. If you dont know the kind of shark, the application will identify it for you.
Leopard Sharks schooling in Tiburon Photo Credit Danny Geren ITS EASY! Sign up on the iNaturalist web site here to enter information, and using the iNaturalist app on your smartphone, you can take a picture and provide the following information:
- Species (if known)
- Washed up dead or alive,
- If fishing note released alive, dead or taken for consumption
- other interesting notes
Download the Free iNaturalist Droid or iPhone app and start today!
The information will go towards a manuscript documenting the elasmobranches of the San Francisco Bay as part of our Shark Sanctuary program and help us better understand and protect sharks.
Contact us if you have a sighting or for more information.
Fisherman Tom Law with Brown Smoothound Shark
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