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Research Article

Acoustic Telemetry Validates a Citizen Science Approach for Monitoring Sharks on Coral Reefs

  • Gabriel M. S. Vianna mail,

    gabe.vianna@gmail.com

    Affiliations: School of Animal Biology and The UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Mark G. Meekan,

    Affiliation: Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Tova H. Bornovski,

    Affiliation: Micronesian Shark Foundation, Koror, Palau

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  • Jessica J. Meeuwig

    Affiliation: School of Animal Biology and The UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Published: April 23, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095565

About the Authors

Gabriel M. S. Vianna, Jessica J. Meeuwig
School of Animal Biology and The UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Gabriel M. S. Vianna, Mark G. Meekan
Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Tova H. Bornovski
Micronesian Shark Foundation, Koror, Palau

Corresponding Author

Email: gabe.vianna@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GMSV MGM TB. Performed the experiments: GMSV MGM TB. Analyzed the data: GMSV JJM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TB MGM. Wrote the paper: GMSV MGM JJM.