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Massachusetts Shark Sightings
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Shark Research Program is interested in any and all shark and ray sightings that fishermen, boaters and bathers may witness in or adjacent to state waters. If you see or catch a species of shark or ray please try to collect, to the best of your ability,  the following information:


Please use the form below to submit your sighting.  Be sure to include your Name and Contact Information.  If pictures or video are available please indicate this and a biologist will contact you.  If you have digital pictures they can be submitted to john.chisholm@state.ma.us 
Contact Info:
Time of Sighting:
and/or
Reports of shark and ray sightings as well as any questions can also be submitted by Mail, E-mail, FAX or Phone to :
John Chisholm
Mass. Marine Fisheries
838 South Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02744
Phone: (508) 910-6329
FAX: (508) 910-6342
Shark Sighting Report
Name:
Date of Sighting:
Location of Sighting:
Species of Shark:
Sex:
Length:
Weight:
Comments:
Pictures/Video Available:
(i.e. phone #; e-mail; mail address)
(mm/dd/yy)
(indicate AM or PM)
If pictures or video are available they can be submitted via e-mail or mail to the biologist listed below
Geographic Location (i.e. town, fishing ledge or beach)
Co-ordinates: (GPS, Loran or Lat/Long.)
(indicate feet or meters)
(indicate lbs. or Kgs)
Please include any additional information about your sighting that may be helpful. (i.e. behavior of the shark; was is captured; is it avaialble for viewing etc.)
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