Report an Encounter

Please use the online form below to record the details of your encounter. Be as accurate and specific as possible. Please note that by submitting data and images, you agree to our User Agreement and grant unlimited use of these materials for research and conservation purposes only. Click here to learn more.

Note: The fields labelled in Red are required.

An encounter means all the photos of an individual seadragon from one dive. In other words, one fish, at one place, during one dive. Both left and right side photos of the same dragon should be included in one submission, as long as you are sure it’s the same fish. If in doubt, create a separate encounter.

If you photographed more than one seadragon during a dive, you will want to upload the photos of each dragon as separate encounters. There is space to include additional comments for each encounter describing what that particular seadragon was doing or whether it had any special characteristics.

If you’re looking at your photos and aren’t sure which seadragons are which, you can either upload all of your photos together or email us with a link to your shared photos and data. We will work to sort them out behind the scenes!


Add your photos and videos below. Photos can be selected from your computer.

Drag all image/video files here simultaneously, or click here to open the file dialog box and manually multi-select them.

About the animal

Date and Location

If you don’t remember the exact date your photo was taken, you can estimate using the calendar tool, or simply type in the month and year manually.

Encounter location


GPS coordinates are in the decimal degrees format. Do you have GPS coordinates in a different format? Click here to find a converter.


About You

Your contact information

About the photographer

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