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Ragged Tooth Shark Survey - Diving

Please fill in your contact details:





Please select the province where you live:
Gauteng
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Eastern Cape
Western Cape
Northern Cape
North West
Mpumalanga
Free State
Limpopo




Please list the dive sites at which you have dived, and mark with a tick those sites at which you have seen a raggie:




















Have you ever see a ragged tooth shark whilst diving? Yes No

If YES please fill in the following questions:
(If NO please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "submit" button).


Do you organise specific dive trips to view raggies? Yes No

If YES why?

Think of the LAST Raggie you saw whilst diving.

Was it a boat or shore dive? Boat Shore

Dive Details:





Please briefly describe the dive site features i.e. Wreck/Caves/Pinnacles/Reef

Did you expect to find raggies on this dive? Yes No

Were you actively looking for raggies on this dive? Yes No

On the dive you saw your LAST raggie was there a thermocline? Yes No

If YES, did you see the raggie above or below the thermocline? Above Below

At what depth did you see your last raggie? 0-10 10-20 20-30 30+

When you saw your last raggie was it At Surface Mid Water At Bottom

What was the water temperature at this depth? 0-10 degrees C 10-15 degrees C 15-20 degrees C 20+ degrees C

What was the visibility at this depth? 1-5m 5-10m 10-20m 20m+

What was the current at this depth? No Current Weak Strong

When you saw your last raggie, was it in: Cave Gully Open Water

What size do you think the LAST raggie you saw was? 0-1m 1-2m 2-3m 3m+

What Sex do you think the LAST raggie you saw was? Male Female Unknown

When you saw your LAST raggie did you see other raggies on that dive? Yes No

If YES, how many? < 5 5-10 10-20 20+

If YES, what was the size range of these other raggies? 0-1m 1-2m 2-3m 3m+



How were the raggies moving? Small Groups Pairs Randomly Other

Please indicate in which months you dive at the dive spot you saw your LAST raggie and how many you see relative to other months:

January Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
February Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
March Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
April Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
May Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
June Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
July Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
August Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
September Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
October Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
November Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive
December Do not see Few Many Do Not Dive

Why do you dive in some months and not others?

Is this site in a sanctuary/reserve Yes No

Is this a common spot, used by many divers? Yes No

In your opinion, do divers affect the bahaviour of raggies at this dive spot? Yes No Don't Know

If yes, how?

Would you like the number of divers to be regulated at this dive spot? Yes No

If you have been diving at this spot for the last 10 years do you think the number of divers has:

Decreased Remained the same Increased Haven't been diving that long

At this dive spot can you recognise any individual raggies by characteristic markings? Yes No

If YES, have you seen these individuals on successive dives? Yes No

If YES, have you seen these individuals over successive years? Yes No

Have you ever seen a tagged raggie at this dive site? Yes No

Is the dive site you saw your LAST raggie the best place to see raggies? Yes No Unknown

If not, where is the best place?

Where and when did you see them?

Please list the dive sites and the number of dives you have conducted per month together with the number of raggies you have seen at each site for the last 12 months?

Dive Site Month Number of Dives Number of Raggies

Please click on the submit button once you have answered all the above questions.


Many thanks for taking the time to complete this questionnaire - your answers will be very useful to help us learn about these mysterious sharks!
If you should have any problems or comments, please send them to Matt

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