Report a Shark Sighting

Complete the form below to upload your photo(s) and provide information about your shark sighting. Be as accurate and specific as possible.

Note: The fields labelled in Red are required.

Upload Photos

Upload your photo(s) of an individual sand tiger shark. If you have photos of more than one shark, you will be prompted to upload those photos after you submit this form.

Drag all image files here simultaneously, or click here to open the file dialog box and manually multi-select them.


Personal Information

Your contact information

Provide your affiliation or the name of your organization, such as your dive shop, fishing group, university, government agency, nonprofit, etc.

Charter Operator

If you were with a charter operator (e.g., dive charter, fishing charter) when you observed your shark(s), which charter operator were you with? If your charter operator is not listed, please select "other" and then enter the name of the charter operator in the comments box towards the end of this form.

Date of Shark Sighting


  • 2014Jan05 12:30
  • 2014MAR23
  • 2013AUG
  • 2010sep

Location of Shark Sighting

Provide as specific and accurate information as possible.

Location of Shark Sighting

location ID is required to start matching automatically after this submission. You can also initiate matching and select match-against options on the Encounter page.

Identify exact sighting location

Identify the location where you observed your shark using one of these three options:

  • Select location from a list of popular diving and fishing sites
  • Provide coordinates for the location using latitude and longitude
  • Manually identify location on a map

Select a popular diving or fishing site

Select the location where you encountered your shark(s) from the sites in the dropdown menu. If your site is not listed, select "other" and then enter the name of the location in the comments section towards the end of the form.

Enter geographic coordinates

Enter the latitude and longitude of the location where you encountered your shark(s). Upload GPS coordinates in decimal degrees format. If you have a different format, convert your coordinates here. Link:(

Identify location on a map

Identify the location where you encountered your shark using the map below. You can zoom in, zoom out, and scroll to pick your location. To pick your location, click on the map. When you click, a red marker will appear at the location you selected. If you clicked the wrong place, click again to relocate the marker.

Environmental Information

Please provide environmental information. If you collected additional environmental information, such as visibility, current strength, current direction, salinity, dissolved oxygen, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, etc., please provide that information in the comments area at the end of this form.



About The Shark

Describe the behavior exhibited by the shark.

Please let us know if you have questions or if you have additional information that you would like to share. Examples of additional information include the name of the site where you observed your shark(s), more environmental information, more information on the shark appearance, etc.

Note: Multiple email addresses can be entered in email fields, using commas as separators

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