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Global FinPrint

A Paul G. Allen initiative led by researchers at Florida International University, Global FinPrint unites researchers and collaborators from around the world to study sharks, rays and other marine life on coral reefs using baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS) surveys. Our goal is to assess coral reef sharks and rays, understand how they affect these vanishing ecosystems, and inform emerging conservation actions.

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View Our Worldwide Findings

Browse our interactive map to learn where we have surveyed reefs, how many species we've seen and what conservation measures have been put in place around the world to protect sharks and rays.

Aiding Threatened Species

One-quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction. The rest are either approaching threatened status or too poorly studied to be assessed. We're gathering the information needed to protect these animals.


Worldwide Discoveries

Our researchers have collected data from hundreds of reefs. Among these sites are key locations that have deepened our understanding of shark and ray populations, inspiring optimism about their future.


Eyes in the Ocean

Video surveys don't just produce important data about reef ecosystems - they also give us a window into undersea life. Sneak a peek at some of the most exciting encounters caught on our cameras.