Sharks and Rays contains images of sharks, skates, rays, and a few chimaera’s from around the world and has evolved into a resource surrounding all aspects of sharks, including a shark forum.
SharksAndRays.com evolved from Elasmodiver.com. Elasmobranch is the scientific term for sharks and rays. The original website still exists but is no longer updated and many of the species pages now redirect to sharksandrays.com. Both websites were created by Andy Murch; a fanatical shark photographer and expedition leader at Big Fish Expeditions.
Elasmodiver began as a simple web based shark field guide to help divers find the best places to encounter different species of sharks and rays that live in shallow water. Over the years, it evolved into a much larger project containing information on all aspects of shark diving and shark photography.
In its current form, sharksandrays.com contains more than 200 species profiles and 2000+ high resolution shark and ray images, and sections on shark evolution, biology, and conservation. There is a large library of reviewed shark books, a constantly updated shark taxonomy page, numerous articles and stories about shark diving, and a shark forum where divers are invited to talk sharks.