Biology and distribution patterns of "near threatened" bamboo sharks in Singapore


Funded by WRSCF this project will use a range of techniques, including tagging and diet analysis, to examine the biology and ecology of bamboo sharks. We also aim to raise public awareness of the status of Singapore's resident shark species. The data you provide will be used to develop future studies using acoustic tracking to examine movement patterns and habitat use in sharks around Singapore.

Bamboosharks in Singapore are classified as “Near Threatened” under the IUCN Red List with concern that fishing pressure and habitat degradation may push them towards Vulnerable status.  Basic information on the biology of these small sharks is lacking.


Report a sighting

Have you spotted a bamboo shark in Singapore? Please fill in the form below and do your part to help us understand bamboosharks!  Any information that you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence.

For more information on bamboosharks in Singapore go to this link

How to tell a male and female shark apart

Your name *
Your name
What date did you see it on?
What date did you see it on?
Did you notice its gender?
Do you have a photo of the shark that you'd like to share with us? (If so please provide your email address above).