Welcome to Expedition White Shark, the world’s first app designed to track adult white sharks in real time! To make this possible, scientists at the Marine Conservation Science Institute (MCSI) attached custom satellite tags to the dorsal fin of adult Great White Sharks, allowing us to follow their movements from Satellites orbiting the earth. Expedition White Shark allows you to receive near real time Great White Shark tracking data at the same time as the research scientists. Positions for the tagged sharks can only be calculated when a shark is at the surface with its dorsal fin out of the water for several minutes; since sharks are not always finning we receive intermittent position data from our sharks, but each signal beamed to us form space adds to our growing knowledge of the life history of this species. Since you are getting our data in near real time you will notice that the satellites sometimes make mistakes, placing the shark far from its actual location; we correct these errors later, when we analyze the data. The MCSI satellite tagging of Great White Sharks has led to many important new findings regarding white shark biology, and each new day brings promise of a new discovery that you can make with us!

Use the shark filter to select a specific shark or see the last position for all sharks of a specific species, or select current to see shark positions within the last 30 days. If current is selected the last position for a shark that appears on the map as a dorsal fin , while sharks with historical location data on today’s date in previous years are marked with dot. This allows users to look for patterns of where sharks may be found during that time of year.

Keep up with the latest research insights posted by Dr. Michael Domeier and Nicole Nasby-Lucas, by following us on Facebook and Instagram @marinecsiorg.

What's New

Version 3.2

The app is completely renewed.

Ratings and Reviews

Great idea, but...


It gets boring fast and it appears all of the great white sharks have lost their signals. However, I do like that they added tiger sharks. I'm tired of seeing the reviews wanting more shark attack stuff. There are hundreds of thousands of dog bites every year and only less than one hundred shark bites so, what is the obsession? Is it because their teeth are bigger? This app is to fund shark research, not further vilify creatures that already have a bad rap thanks to stupid humans. Anyway, because I know the money went to a good cause, I didn't mind spending $4 on the app but the app itself is not worth $4 if that makes sense.

This is a Subscription App


The description fails to mention that this is for a one year subscription. They should have stated that up front.

The display on the iPhone is very small as well.

Finally, the iPad version has the exact same name, so make sure your getting the right one for your idevice. I first purchased the iPad version, thinking it would be load able onto my iPhone as well. It wasn't. It didn't show up as being available for my iPhone when I synced it to iTunes. They should have named Expedition White Shark HD like many of the the other apps do.

I so wanted to give a good review, but not stating up front that this is a one-year subscription, and the hard to view Display for the iPhone prevented that. Deception does not fit well with such a worthy endeavor.

A Must For Shark Fans


Most apps for the iPhone are games and this is the first app about sharks that is actual informative and fun. Not only does it track great whites, but it gives you a bio, pics, videos, history of cots locations and has a game too! At $4 it's under priced and fun for any person!


Marine Conservation Science Institute
75.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Marine Conservation Science Institute


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