PHUKET: One of the largest projects ever designed to document the worrisome trend of declining shark sightings in Thailand was announced today in Phuket.

In the wake of professional diver testimonials showing a 95 per cent decrease in shark sightings at Thailandís renowned dive destination the Similans, the founders UK NGO Shark Guardian have moved forward with the Thailand E-Shark Project, which will run from November 1 to April 30.

The project is designed to document the number of shark sightings by ocean explorers to provide scientific data supporting general observations of a dramatic decrease of shark sightings across the nation.