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SPOTTED EAGLE RAY
SIGHTINGS

Report your eagle ray sightings

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How it works

We use photographs of the skin patterning of the pelvic fins and the surrounding area as a tool to identify between individuals of a spotted eagle ray. This pattern of dorsal spots is unique for each organism which allows us to use software to support rapid identification and as a photo management tool.

We seek to understand more about the population of eagle rays and their movements using photographic identification, that way we can build a database of the species observed in Roatán and in the rest of the MPA. Through research, we aim to help the conservation and management of this vulnerable species.

Help us protect this species by submitting photos and sighting data!

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HELPFUL TIPS

Image: Source Cerutti et al, 2017.

Image: Source mardenpix.smugmug

Examples of bad angle and poor quality photos

(Can't be incorporated into the database)