Beached Marine Critters
A standard protocol for the identification and reporting of stranded marine animals along the Oregon coast including: Sea Turtles, Sharks, Fish, and Squid.
The identification protocol implemented by this app was designed by Danielle Asson with the guidance of Dr. William Hanshumaker and the support of Oregon Sea Grant.
Tracking the species and locations of stranded marine animals is important for understanding many aspects of our coastal environment. With enough data, we can begin to build predictive models to identify where animals will strand in the future and how the patterns could change. This data can also be used for research into important topics, such as climate change. Now you can help Oregon scientists gather this critcal data using this new protocol.
- Detailed identification criteria for ten target species
- GPS location detection
- Record images of the stranded animal
- Submit report via email