What if you could go out into the ocean and know with absolute certainty if there is a shark near you? New shark tracking technology is turning this into a reality. With new tracking systems and some cool apps you can not only know if a shark is in your area you can also track your favorite shark.
OCEARCH is behind this new tracking effort and is conducting research on Great White Sharks and other large apex predators. Lead by Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer, “OCEARCH enables leading researchers and institutions to generate previously unattainable data on the movement, biology and health of sharks to protect their future while enhancing public safety and education.”
Utiliizing the Global Shark Tracker scientists and students are able to study the sharks movements and gain a greater understanding of their migratory patterns and actually develop a deeper relationship with them through the web interface. The awareness it has raised about sharks and how important they are to the ocean is a very big deal and we’re very excited about their ongoing efforts. We’re hoping they will do more on the Pacific Coast soon so you can track your favorite shark and make sure they don’t pay you an unexpected visit at your local surf spot!