Friday, June 21, 2024

Shark Trust Announces The ‘Great Shark Snapshot’


As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, the Shark Trust are launching a brand-new community science initiative aimed at divers and snorkelers.

The “Great Shark Snapshot” will take place during the last week of July. Divers from all over the world will be invited to record all the shark, ray and skate species that they see during that week.

The information of what they find over the week will be added to the Shark Trust’s Shark Log.

This will, over time, allow shark scientists to build a picture of species distribution and any changes that occur. Sharks are threatened by destructive fishing, climate change and habitat loss. The data collected during the “Great Shark Snapshot” will help scientists put effective conservation plans in place.

To join in, go diving between July 24th and 31st, 2022 and record every shark, ray and skate that your dive group sees. If possible, take photos and some video footage too. The Shark Trust really want to see what species you encounter on your dives. Then make sure that you record your sightings on the Shark Trust Shark Log recordings website or on the new app (which is coming soon).

To register for the event, go to

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.