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Sighting Report Form

Please fill in all entries then click the Send Report button below. Your attention to detail in the Location section will help in maintaining a high level of precision when registering this observation. Further details and descriptions regarding this report can be included within the Comments entry area. You will be given full credit for this report which will become public information.

Please do not fill in any special characters such as the degree signs (characters that are allowed are ;',.:())

What are you reporting?

Common Name:
Genus: (if known)
Species: (if known)

When was it found?

Date of the Observation(MM/DD/YYYY):

Where was the observation made?

  Decimal Degrees   Degrees, Minutes, Seconds
Latitude: -or- ° ´ "
Longitude: -or- ° ´ "
If you are typing the coordinates, please use the button below to verify that they are correct.
If you are using the map to find coordinates, please zoom in as much as possible to ensure accuracy.

Actual LOCATION where the observation occurred (please be specific):

Who made the observation? (we may need to contact you)

Email: **(REQUIRED)
Telephone Number:

Additional Comments

Upload Image of Sighting (size should not exceed 1MB):

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File 2:
File 3:
File 4:
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By uploading your photos, you are agreeing to these uses.

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OMB Control Number: 1028-0098
Expiration Date: 12/31/2013

PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENT: The Paperwork Reduction Act requires us to tell you why we are collecting this information, how we will use it, and whether or not you have to respond. The information that we are collecting will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey to monitor and provide information concerning the status, distribution, and potential impacts of non-native aquatic organisms in accordance with the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Control and Prevention Act of 1990 - Public Law 101-646 (Nov 29, 1990). Your responses are voluntary. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. We estimate that it was take an average of 10 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing the instructions and completing the form. You may send comments concerning the burden estimates or any aspect of this information collection to the USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 2150 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT: You are not required to provide your personal contact information in order to submit a sighting. However, if you do not provide contact information, we may be unable to contact you for additional information to confirm and verify your sighting. If you do provide contact information, this information will only be used to initiate follow-up communications with you. The records for this collection will be maintained in the appropriate Privacy Act System of Records identified as Computer Registration System. (INTERIOR/USGS-20) published at 74 FR 23430 (May 19, 2009).

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2013]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/21/2013].

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