Take part in our community science project and help us gather vital information about global shark distribution. During the Great Shark Snapshot we want buddy pairs, dive centres, clubs and boats to join us and record as many shark, ray and skate sightings around the world as possible. 

We will come together, go diving, and record all the sharks that we see in a global Great Shark Snapshot event. Over time, each Snapshot will build a clearer picture for shark scientists and conservationists. A picture of species distribution around the world and population changes. 1/3 of sharks and rays are threatened from destructive fishing, climate change and habitat destruction. The data collected will help scientists put effective conservation plans in place to help species.

When: 20th - 28th July 2024

Where: Anywhere in the world!

What do you have to do?

Just go diving!

Record all the shark, skates and rays that you see

Log them in our Shark Log database or by using our Shark Trust app

Go to Shark Log 

If you can grab a photo then great - but it is not necessary for you to be included in this huge shark data collecting event.


Want to share that you are taking part in the Great Shark Snapshot with your diving buddies? Download our social media tiles and stories and let others know you are supporting us! 

Download Images for Socials

Don't forget to tag us and use the hashtag #GreatSharkSnapshot

* Please follow all of the safety guidelines issued by your training agency and all instructions given to you by the dive centre/club you are diving with.

** Please follow any local guidelines and laws on interacting with and photographing marine life.

Thank you!