Michael Bear

Sevengill Observer

About me

I am Science Diving Editor for California Diver Magazine with over a 1000 cold-water dives and an active AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) Scientific Diver for the California Science Center in Los Angeles. I live and work in San Diego.


Rapture of the Deep: http://raptureofthedeep.org

Sevengill Shark Sightings:

For more info/background on the Sevengill Shark Sightings Project, see links below:

Scientific American:


Marine Science Today:


To see our Sevengill shark video collection (all taken by local San Diego divers), see below:


I also have an account with iNaturalist, here:


My info

Full name
Michael Bear
I am
an enthusiast, a citizen scientist
Curator level
Assistant Curator


0 taxa curated
0 images set as exemplar
0 articles selected for Overview
0 preferred classifications selected

0 common names added
0 common names removed
0 common names curated

0 taxa commented
2 comments submitted
0 articles added
0 data records added

Curator qualifications

Curation scope
I am not a scientist or researcher, but an avid SCUBA diver with over 1000 dives who is also a Scientific Diver with the American Academy of Underwater Sciences [AAUS] at the California Science Center. Neither organization has any involvement with my project. I am also Science Diving Editor with California Diver magazine.