eOceans provides a simple way for divers, snorkelers, paddle boarders, beach goers and even fishermen to report the sharks, rays, marine mammals, turtles, jelly fish, sea horses and marine debris they observe for conservation. These observations or lack of observations are used to assess and monitor populations, communities and ecosystems. Most importantly the data is used to assess the need for marine sanctuaries, and monitor marine management initiatives already in place.
The Shark Guardian Whale Shark Project is citizen science based using photograph ID of Whale Sharks collected from divers and snorkelers around the world. By simply photographing a whale shark correctly you can directly contribute to a global effort to better understand and protect these amazing animals. Whale sharks are classified as Endangered to Extinction on the IUCN Red List.
Spot the Leopard Shark Thailand was launched on Koh Phi Phi Island in August 2013. Submitted photos and information will be used to address questions of how many leopard sharks there are in Thailand, which areas they use, how this changes over time, how long they live and more. Every time you take a photo, you are also being a marine biologist and collecting important data! Leopard sharks are classified as Endangered to Extinction on the IUCN Red List.