Throughout the month of April 2012, you have the opportunity to help celebrate and record Fiji’s amazing coral reef biodiversity, show you care about our world’s delicate coral reef systems, and have fun, by taking part the FIRST FIJI-WIDE SHARK COUNT!
Easy to do, this is suitable for visitors and locals alike, whether you like to fish, snorkel, or SCUBA dive. We hope that tourists, school children, scientists and all people with an interest in the marine environment will take to the reefs with us to search for the Sharks of Fiji!
The Great Fiji Shark Count will be held across Fiji in April 2012, and again in November 2012. You can do a single count, or take part as many times as you like during that month, so that you cover different reefs. All data will be gratefully accepted!
So, see your resort, watersports operator or travel agent, get your Shark identification materials and dive into the beautiful blue waters of Fiji, to be a part of history!
Based on Scientific Survey Techniques, Sharks, Rays and Turtles will be identified and counted over all the regions of Fiji.
The Count itself can be done during your normal Fishing, SCUBA diving or Snorkel trip with your guide. Before you go, you will be shown ‘Great Fiji Shark Count’ identification materials (you can also look at these in advance on line atwww.FijiSharkCount.com ). At the end of your trip, you will be asked to record your observations on a special logbook.
Results will be sent back to the Great Fiji Shark Count team, and to SharksCount and eShark Surveys for analysis, and reports and a distribution map of Shark Abundance and Diversity will be placed on this website.
How to get involved
- Check with the resort or dive operator of your choice to see whether they are taking part. Note that not all participants may be listed here – please check with your resort or dive operator’s own website.
- Register your interest / participation in the Great Fiji Shark Count, by contacting that resort or dive operator.
- Questions not covered here may be sent to the Great Fiji Shark Coordinator at: Shark@FijiSharkCount.com