Thresher Shark Sighting Form
Contact Information - NECWA will not share your contact information with any other organization or business. This information will only be used to verify the sighting information.
General Sighting Information
Note: Please enter the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) if you know them. If you did not record these coordinates for this sighting, you can provide an estimated location by using Google Maps or Google Earth.
On Google Maps, place the cursor where the animal was seen and double click to bring up a dialog box providing the latitude and longitude.
On Google Earth, place your cursor where the animal was seen and the latitude and longitude will appear on the bottom right.
If you need to convert your latitude and longitude to decimal degrees, go the Earth Point website at https://www.earthpoint.us for a free online converter.
For Stranded Thresher Sharks, call the NECWA Resue Hotline Number.
If the Thresher Shark is injured offshore or stranding live, do not try to help or rescue the animal for you could get hurt. Instead, call the NECWA rescue number at 508-566-0009.
Upload Images - Please upload any photographs of the Torpedo Ray you were able to collect.
Send any additional photos or videos to NECWA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for sending us this sighting report of a Thresher Shark. To learn more about the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA), go to our website at
The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA), is an all-volunteer nonprofit based in southeastern MA. We work to better understand and protect the unique coastal marine wildlife in New England waters. Your efforts are helping us achive this goalTo learn more about NECWA and to support this project and our other community projects, go to www.necwa.org.
NECWA is also interested in sightings of basking sharks, ocean sunfish, torpedo rays, Diamondback terrapins and box turtles. Go to www.necwa.org to report your sightings.