The Global FinPrint initiative will dramatically scale up BRUV sampling worldwide, building off smaller, independent BRUV surveys that occurred in the past. We will survey more than 216 reefs found in four key geographic regions: the Western Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Coral Triangle, and the Pacific Ocean. Each reef will be sampled with 50 individual BRUV deployments, providing information on many marine species, not just sharks and rays.
Our data are not only crucial for improving conservation measures for sharks and rays on coral reefs around the world, they are also visually engaging. This helps us communicate our science effectively to the communities in which we work. You can visit our interactive exhibits at three separate locations.