As part of Shark Watch CA, Shark Stewards is encouraging community data collection in San Diego to spread the word about sevengill (Notoryhchus cepedianus) and other species of California sharks, and collect data using photo ID. With the Ocean Sanctuaries Sevengill Shark ID project we are encouraging divers to submit their copyrighted images to the WildMe database as part of our Marine Megafauna Ai program. This program engages the community, educates the public about local sharks and provides observations on sharks, shark encounters and shark catch, including individual shark ID. Through Sharkbook, photos contributed help identify range, habitat selection, spatial and seasonal data and can lead to better management and protection of sharks.
All observations go into the Sevengill Shark ID Database, are confidential to exact location and rights retained by participants.
Click on the shark to download the sevengill science sheet.