Spot a Shark AUS - R0924 Shark ID not correlating

I am using Spot a Shark Australia, and I was reviewing an unapproved encounter (see here):

Based on a pattern match this shark was the same as shark with ID R0924. However, when I tried to add this encounter to R0924 it would not let me add it as an existing shark. This ID would not appear in the drop down.

I have managed to add it to R0924 by selecting that R0924 was a new ID, hoping that it would link the two sharks, but it hasn’t. When you click on the R0924 ID for the encounter there are now 2 separate encounter records for the same shark ID.

See below, these two should be merged. Why are they separate?

And why was R0924 not showing in the available drop down list in the first place?

Hi, @Sarah_Aus_SpotaShark !
It looks like the individual R0924 (Spot a Shark) is Carcharius taurus, whereas the new encounter (Spot a Shark | Login) is Carcharias taurus. Note the spelling difference here. Once that gets fixed (for one of the other), you should be able to connect the encounter to the individual.

As for creating a new ID of R0924, I’d recommend deleting that new ID.

Hoping that this makes sense to you!

Hi, @Sarah_Aus_SpotaShark !
In light of the Great Species Renaming, I think that it makes sense to resolve this issue, right?

@Sarah_Aus_SpotaShark I’m marking this as resolved. Let me know whether to unmark it.