Search for Your Favorite Critters on ScubaEarth®
Critter Finder is a new feature on ScubaEarth that shows detailed information and cool photos of just about any animal you’ll see underwater.
Start exploring Critter Finder by clicking on the Critter tab from the top menu on ScubaEarth. Type in your favorite critter into the search box to read interesting facts such as how Cuttlefish communicate, or what the heck is a false killer whale? There is also a top five most popular searched critters listed on the homepage:
Help us build the database of critter sightings by tagging the marine life you spot on your dives. It’s a very simple process, so let’s walk through tagging a manta ray in a logged dive:
Step 1: Click on the blue Log a Dive button
Step 2: Select a dive site
Step 3: Fill in dive data: date, maximum dive depth, bottom water temperature, visibility, bottom time, dive ratings and comments
Step 4: Identify Marine Species seen on the dive by searching for “manta ray” in the database
Step 5: Upload a photo of the manta ray seen on the dive
Plus, if you have any problems recognizing some of the critters you have seen during a dive, you can make a positive identification using info in the Critter Finder. This will make you much more confident when it comes to uploading and tagging critters in images.
You can also take advantage of the aggregate data populated by other ScubaEarth users to find out where your favorite critters have been recently spotted. It’s real-time data so it’s not just something you can Google.