You don’t have to be a scientist to be a citizen scientist!
We believe in the power of collective action. Citizen science is a great way to get more people involved in shark conservation and research. And solve the problem of data gaps at the same time.Research is the first step to conservation. We need to know as much as we can about how a species lives and the threats they face. This enables us to make well informed decisions to help better protect them.Over the years we've built up some major citizen science projects, including our flagship project the Great Eggcase Hunt.
The power of citizen science is that it allows us to collect vast amounts of data. It also helps us pinpoint where further scientific study is needed.
Become a citizen scientist today by taking part in one of our projects below:
Plastic pollution affects a variety of marine species including turtles, cetaceans and seals. But little is known about the susceptibility of sharks and rays to this threat.
Find and record empty shark eggcases that have washed up on the beach. Eggcase hunting is great fun for all ages! Click here to find everything you need to get started.
Help us learn more about these gentle giants by keeping a look-out for them during May-October. If you spot one, record your sighting to our Shark Sightings Database.
Anglers are uniquely placed to record a wide range of important information on sharks, skates and rays. Record your catch online or download our app.
Help us learn more about sharks, skates and rays around the world by recording your sighting(s) to our Shark Sightings Database.