Sevengill Shark Identification Project
|Presented By||Ocean Sanctuaries.org|
|Goal||To identify Sevengill sharks which return from year to year.|
|Task||Analyze photos taken using a pattern recognition algorithm|
False Bay, South Africa
La Jolla Cove, Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, San Diego, San Diego County, California, 92037, United States of America San Diego, 92126 CA 92126 92126
Update: 2-15-16: This database is now accepting photographic documentation from citizen science divers in South Africa-- see link below for more information:
A citizen science project which allows local divers photo document encounters with Sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus). The Sevengill Shark Sightings is a portal through which data is entered into the 'Wildbook' pattern recognition algorithm program.
Two pattern recognition algorithms are used to analyze the freckling patterns of each shark to determine which animals are returning each year.
Sevengill Shark Zero Data Project:
Didn’t see any Sevengill sharks on your dive today at La Jolla Cove (or False Bay, Cape Town)? No problem – – we still need your data!
‘Zero data’ is an important concept in long-term population studies in a fixed location with a single species: it’s also called ‘Presence/Absence’ data, meaning, we still want to know when you did *not* see a certain species in a given location, because it tells us a lot about why that particular species may or may not be present at certain times of the year.
The portal can accessed through our main website at http://sevengillsharksightings.org/.
And, it goes without saying, of course, if you *did* see some sevengill sharks, we certainly accept your photographs!
Or go directly to the Zero Data portal here:
|How to Join||
To log an encounter with a Sevengill shark, go to www.sevengillsharksightings.org
Only one photograph is required.
Sevengill Android App Now Available on Amazon:
--Contribute to an ongoing citizen science study of Sevengill sharks
--On-the-go convenience for shark citizen scientists
--Upload shark photos directly from your phone to the Sevengill Shark ID Project database from your Android
|Project Timing||This is a long-term populations study, spanning at least 5-10 years.|
|Special Skills||Scuba diving: basic|
|Ideal Age Group||High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||citizen science, pattern recognition algorithm, sevengill sharks, sharks, wildbook|
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