OCEARCH's Global Shark Tracker lets you observe the navigational pattern of sharks that have been tagged with satellite tracking technology all for the purpose of shark conservation.
OCEARCH facilitates unprecedented research by supporting leading researchers and institutions seeking to attain groundbreaking data on the biology and health of sharks, in conjunction with basic research on shark life history and migration.
· Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I too am here because of the tumblr post but am mildly disappointed because none of the sharks have had any pings since December... Are they all dead or have they all taken out their trackers or do sharks hibernate or something? I need answers and I need to know what Pablo was looking for
Edit: I went back onto the app just after writing this review and they all had recent pings it must have been a glitch never mind
Ocearch kills sharks in this process.
Initially I was impressed by the ability for me to view instantly the whereabouts of several sharks across the world at any point on my phone
However, after a little bit of background reading it is quickly clear that Ocearch has some serious questions to answer about their methods of tagging and more importantly their underlying motives for this activity.
Scientist does not equal Conservationist.
Scientist is not the same as a researcher.
Shark tracking has been going on for over a decade, so little here is new to the world of science...so then, how does this benefit the sharks?
What will happen to the data Ocearch is collecting on the sharks?
There are less invasive measures to retrieve the same data (eg PAT tags), causing less damage to the sharks. How many sharks have Ocearch (or their previous company) killed over the past 7 years?
Such a cool app 🐟🐬🐳, only way to make it better was if you included all pings instead of just more recent ones
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.