SharkApp is a smartphone application developed by the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station (SZN) - National Institute of Biology, Ecology and Marine Biotechnology, as part of LIFE ELIFE, the project co-financed by the EU Life program, for the protection of sharks and rays at risk of extinction.
The purpose of this app is to acquire reports of sharks in the Italian seas and to inform all citizens and stakeholders on these extraordinary marine predators, as fascinating as they are in danger of extinction. Sharkapp, in addition to allowing the acquisition of shark sightings and the consequent construction of a sighting map, also presents information sheets on the most relevant species of the Mediterranean Sea, also making use of the iconographic contribution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO) and the collaboration of some great photographers: Easy to use, Sharkapp plans to send reports both anonymously and through a registration: all data and information will be the exclusive competence of the SZN and will be used for purely scientific purposes.

What’s New

Version 2.1

Credits updated

App Privacy

The developer, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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