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Please use the online form below to record the details of your encounter. Be as accurate and specific as possible. Please note that by submitting data and images, you are granting unlimited usage of these materials for research and conservation purposes only.*

Note: The fields labelled in Red are required.

Encounter date Examples:
  • 2014-01-05 12:30
  • 2014-03-23
  • 2013-12
  • 2010
Encounter location:
Study Location:

GPS Latitude: °
GPS Longitude: °

GPS coordinates are in the decimal degrees format. Do you have GPS coordinates in a different format? Click here to find a converter.
Sea floor depth at site:  meters
Observed behavior:
TypeSizeUnitsSampling Protocol
Length Meters
Physical Tags:
Location:Tag number:
Electronic Tag:
Serial number:
Satellite Tag:
Serial number:
Argos PTT Number:
Noticeable scarring:
Additional comments:
Your contact information* Photographer contact information
(if you didn't take these pictures)
Name: Name:
Email: Email:
Address: Address:
Telephone: Telephone:



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Please add up to four digital images or video files from this encounter by using the fields below. Image files of type JPEG (.jpg) at full quality and full size are preferred, but any image or video of type .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mp4, or .mpg is acceptable.



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