Sharks & Cetaceans: The Cayman Islands

PLEASE REPORT NEW SIGHTINGS BY WRITING A COMMENT ON THE MAIN PAGE - ADD PICTURES AND EVEN VIDEO IF YOU HAVE THEM!

The purpose of this Group is to provide a forum through which fishers, divers, boaters and others can learn and contribute to knowledge of the species of sharks, rays, whales & dolphins that occur around the Cayman Islands and in Caymanian waters. This community effort is linked to a project recently launched by Marine Conservation International (MCI) and the Caymans' Department of Environment (DoE), with funding provided by the UK Overseas Territories Environment Programme, the SaveOurSeas Foundation (SOSF) and the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI). The project is being directed by Dr Mauvis Gore of MCI, and Tim Austin of the DoE, with other Caymanian and visiting scientists participating, the latter including Dr Rupert Ormond (SOSF), Oliver Dubock (MCI), and Edd Brooks, of the Cape Eleuthera Institute, Bahamas.

At this stage the group is open to anyone interested in the topic, and all members are encouraged to report knowledge or sightings of sharks or cetaceans in the Caymans, by posting observations, with photos or videos where are available. Where describing observations please record, so far as possible, how many, and exactly where and when the animals were seen. Comments on behaviour, and also the numbers of males, females and young, are also helpful. Other information can be found on the projects website at www.saveourseas.com/Cayman, from where reporting forms can if required be downloaded. We hope you will enjoy contributing to and reading about the project. (RO & OD)