Become a citizen scientist today!
What is ELMO?
ELMO is a citizen science project using public participation to gather data on South African shark, ray and skate populations.
These animals are collectively known as elasmobranchs.
Whether you are a snorkeler, diver, swimmer, skipper, angler or a beachwalker, you can assist by reporting your sighting or find to ELMO.
With your support our database can grow and help scientists, politicians and stakeholders to make informed decisions about the conservation of our elasmobranch populations.
take a photo
note the date
note the location
ELMO also provides free educational material.
If you would like to try ID the species of the eggcase you found, you can use our ID guide.
We also have a list of the species that occurs on our coast,
colouring in materials for children, and more!
Stay in touch!
We send out biannual newsletters to keep you up-to-date with what is happening at ELMO!
These include the latest statistics of your submissions, any events we have coming up,
news we have to share, and so much more.
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