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SharkBase records of shark encounters

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jan 4, 2019 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

SharkBase is a website for recording and sharing sharks, rays, and chimaeras encounters, including associated photos. Data downloaded from Atlas of Living Australia ( and taxa matched to the World Register of Marine species (WoRMS)

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 661 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 661 records in English (24 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (5 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (5 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF


Occurrence; Observation


Who created the resource:

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Who filled in the metadata:

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania +61 (3) 6232 5062

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1998-10-13 / 2015-06-19

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers