eOceans - marine citizen science for science. See publication list.
eOceans has two main projects at this time:
1) This project is Urgent! To proceed with analysis, I need:
5 expert divers from each of:
Palau, Honduras, French Polynesia, Reunion, Seychelles, Egypt, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique
10 expert divers from each of:
Ecuador, Belize, New Caledonia, Cook Islands, Micronesia, British Virgin Islands, Marshall Islands, Tonga, Kiribati, Samoa, Cocos Islands (Australia), Costa Rica
*experts have >200 dives or 2 years in an area
2) Marine ecosystems are in a state of decline — lack of data often supports inaction. eShark is a collaborative volunteer effort between Science, Outreach and Field Teams counting sharks, rays, jellyfish, turtles, seahorses, dolphins, whales, seals and garbage on daily excursions to assess conservation needs and successes. Concentrated counts are underway in Thailand, Fiji and Indonesia to fill data gaps and identify priority conservation areas. eShark is ongoing since 2007: contact us to set up a concentrated census in your area.
Tell us what you see!