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Prepare for Shark Week with these five projects that help shark science!

The 23rd of July marks the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. They play a vital role in maintaining the ecosystems of our oceans.

However, many of the more than 500 species of shark that still exist today are in risk due to rising human threats. By submitting your photographs, observations, or online image verification, you may aid scientists in learning more about sharks, their numbers, activities, and surroundings.

Cheers! The SciStarter Group

Picture source: Project SIARC
Picture source: Project SIARC

SIARC Project
Watch underwater shark, skate, and ray movies to assist in matching the fish to the appropriate species. The videos are utilized by scientists to better understand shark behavior and create shark protection strategies.

Where: online

Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0, is the source of the image.
Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0, is the source of the image.
California Shark Watch
Shark sighting in California? Post your observation here! Volunteer observations are used by Shark Watch CA to investigate species distributions, seasonal trends, population levels, and human influences.

California is the place.

C Ward-Paige provided the photo.
C Ward-Paige provided the photo.

Divers, snorkelers, and other ocean-goers everywhere: Join the eShark team by downloading the eOceans app and contributing your observations there. Your observations and insights aid marine scientists in their understanding of the risks to shark populations and their health.

Oceanic regions

Simon Pierce provided the photo.
Simon Pierce provided the photo.
Whale Shark Wild Book
Wanted: images of whale sharks! Global whale shark experts can distinguish people using the distinctive spot patterns that whale sharks have. If you participate in the famous tourist activity of diving with the gigantic fish, send in your holiday photos to support theseThe largest fish in the world, whale shark diving is a well-liked tourist activity and one that can genuinely benefit these enormous creatures.

Location: Usually around the equator, the oceans.


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