Welcome to raysawareness.ie!A community driven site dedicated to improving our understanding of Ireland's endangered flat sharks and rays.
Learn more about these vulnerable species below and discover how citizen science programmes need your help.
The largest skate in European waters is critically endangered.
The incredibly rare and critically endangered White Skate lays its eggs in large, shallow bays in the west of Ireland.
The endangered and uniquely patterned Undulate Ray favours Tralee Bay in the summer months.
Have you seen a mermaids purse?
Mermaids purses are the eggcases from sharks, skates and rays, including the threatened species described above. Reporting your sightings of purses washed up on beaches around Ireland can help us to learn more about critical habitats.