Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) Pelagic Thresher Shark (Alopias pelagicus) Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)

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... an organization dedicated to the shark species of the Red Sea. Find information on their biology, behaviour, ongoing research efforts and how you can support these efforts.

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All Time Sighting Data

This shows the proportion of monitoring dives where species have been sighted on particular reefs.

More detailed data is collected by our volunteers than appears here. This data will be analysed and used to drive shark conservation in the Red Sea in the future. If you are a researcher who would like access to this data, please contact us.

For more detailed analytics (based on months/reefs)

Latest Photo-Identified Sharks

These are some of the latest sharks from our catalogue to be spotted. Click on them to find out more about the individual.

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Oceanic Whitetip
Small Brother
Elke Bojanowski
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Oceanic Whitetip
Abu Kizan (Daedalus)
Steven Surina
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Oceanic Whitetip
Small Brother
Elke Bojanowski
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Oceanic Whitetip
Abu Hamra (Elphinstone)
Elke Bojanowski
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Oceanic Whitetip
Abu Kizan (Daedalus)
Bill Hughes

Red Sea Sharks Bulletin

Latest Database Stats

45521 images and video clips - 1191 contributing photographers - 1260 individuals identified - 4 species catalogued.

Most Recent News

13th July 2020: FIRST DIVE TRIP after the lockdown!

newsimageAfter a record 7 months of not diving out there, I was able to join a liveaboard to the Marine Parks (Brother Islands & Daedalus) from the 5.- 11. July.

We did not see a single boat out there, except for a speedboat in Elphinstone later in the week.

We had the typical shark species for this season, scalloped hammerheads everywhere (maximum number was 7), grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, pelagic threshers, one oceanic whitetip (a new male at Small Brother), and a large silky shark in Daedalus... plus an amazing encounter with two marlins, and a small pod of bottlenose dolphins.

Great to go out there for some shark monitoring - and diving (!) - again, but it might be a while before the next one...

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is no telling when the Project Shark weeks on the blue o two liveaboards will be able to restart... I am still hoping to save the main oceanic season, October & November this year!

6th May 2020: Link to my webinar on oceanic whitetips in Egypt...

newsimageHere is the link to the youtube-video of my oceanic whitetip webinar from a few days ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfnbj77ZaqE&t=12s. Kindly organised and edited by Simon Lorenz from Insider Divers. Here is your chance to watch it, if you missed the live presentation...

19th March 2020: Liveaboards in Egypt stop due to COVID-19 pandemic...

... unfortunately, all diving activities - including liveboards - will be stopped in Egypt due to the global Coronavirus crisis. Without liveaboards operating, there will be no data collection for the Red Sea Sharks Trust for the foreseeable future... stay safe everyone!

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