A HEALTHIER OCEAN STARTS WITH SHARING.
We recommend these websites to learn more about the species you see - how to identify correctly, where they live, behaviour, distribution and conservation status:
"The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species" for taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on the species you see.
"Fish Base" to search for photos and maps of almost any fish species. Excellent resource for verifying the identity of any shark or ray species.
"OBIS" - Ocean Biogeographic Information Systems - database repository, where users can identify biodiversity hotspots and large-scale ecological patterns, analyze dispersions of species over time and space, and plot species' locations with temperature, salinity, and depth.
Want your observations of other fish, debris, or birds to count as well? Get to know these other excellent, science-based citizen science projects.