I am pleased to announce that we have set up an ocean nonprofit group focused on shark related citizen science projects called Ocean Sanctuaries.org.
The first project, uses a pattern recognition algorithm to identify Sevengill sharks, called 'Wildbook' which as been used successfully to identify whale sharks.
The second, and most recent project, is one in which we have been selected by National Geographic to test their newest citizen science tool, called Fieldscope, which we have especially adapted to enable local divers document encounters with other, non-sevengill, species of sharks here in San Diego.
For more information on the collaboration with National Geographic, please see here:
We are the first ocean related nonprofit group here in San Diego to focus exclusively on citizen science shark programs.
Citizen Science Project Coordinator