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Wonder what type of shark this would get identified as then reported on those shark spotting aps? Who knows.
Shark id from the air is not hard if the right training is given and how to estimate the size is explained. I've been with untrained observers and the usual over estimate is about 1m sometimes over 2m. When we started our surveys there were no guidelines or training so we had to figure how to do it accurately and with pression ourselves. Accuracy is being close to the right estimate and presssion is repeating the same estimate for the same object. We estimated a number of objects from the air on land and in the water then ground truthed by going and measuring. park benches, logs, small boats, kayaks ect
Doing a north run then a south run meant we could check with the GPS position if a shark was the same one by its direction and distance from last mark with average swimming speed. We never claimed to be perfect but under 0.5m was goal. Sharks deeper then 3m were very hard and often we made a couple of passes to confirm our initial estimate Mostly there was slight higher estimate of the same individual on the south run by 0.1 to 0.2m. Maybe from sun angle maybe more water movement as the south run was always after the north.
When we had a tagged shark we could check for sure. the best example was a one we called at 2.8m white that had been tagged the year before at 2.6m allowing for 30cm growth per year we may have been 10cm out. Not bad from 500 ft.