Fin Spotter is a database of shark encounters that we use to estimate and monitor the size of the population for these species. You can help by submitting your photographs of sharks using the encounter submission form!
Behind the scenes, Fin Spotter uses state of the art machine learning and computer vision to identify the species in the image and to match individuals against our database!
495 identified sharks
568 reported sightings
83 citizen scientists
If you are not able to get in the water, there are still other ways to get engaged
Donations, including in-kind, large or small, are always welcome. Your support helps the continued development of our project and can support effective, science-based conservation management, and safeguard these sharks and their habitat.Learn more about how to donate