Shark I.D


Two matches with area to photograph

Spot a Shark is a non-profit dive community research project that has been established in conjunction with the Marine Ecology Group at Macquarie University. We will be utilizing a computer based software program to identify individual sharks. Each grey nurse shark has a series of pigmentation spots on either side of their body. These markings are unique to each shark (just as human fingerprints are unique to each one of us). We are therefore asking members of the dive community to send in their photos of GNS to help catalogue the population along the east coast. These photos (if suitable) will then assist our marine biologists to learn more about these endangered creatures.

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Summer Newsletter

Welcome to the inaugural Newsletter for the Spot A Shark Photo ID Research Project!

Submit your photos

Submit your shark photos and sighting information to be added to our database.

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Sponsors / Supporters

Marine Ecology Group


Pro Dive


 Julian Rocks



Key Research Priorities
The ultimate goal of this project is to help conserve the Grey Nurse Shark population along the east coast of NSW by:

Using a non-invasive Photo-ID approach to help track shark movement patterns between key aggregation sites
Develop a solid data base of images to assist current & future scientific projects 
Enhance community involvement to assist in the greater protection of these endangered sharks 





Sponsors / Supporters

Project Aware

South West Rocks Dive Centre

Adopt a Shark

Sharks Lair 



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