Expedition White Shark
By Marine Conservation Science Institute MCSI
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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!
Short video clips within the app demonstrate how we safely capture, tag and release these large charismatic creatures, while also presenting new insight into the life history and conservation of the species. Explore the detailed histories of individual Great White Sharks by visiting our Shark Profiles.
White Shark attacks on humans are rare, but they can occur; Expedition White Shark allows you to explore all white shark attacks that have occurred along the Pacific Coast of the United States and Australia. Zoom in to the coast and you will see red fins appear; if you click on an individual fin, you will learn the basic details of the event. The migratory behaviour of this species creates a seasonal pattern of shark attacks and you can decrease your risk of a white shark encounter if you know when and where they may occur.
Keep up with the latest research insights posted by Dr. Michael Domeier and Nicole Nasby-Lucas, by using your Facebook account to Like the MCSI page and follow the latest Tweets from Brucewhiteshark.
What's New in Version 2.1
- Add 100 more images in Guadalupe page
The sharks don't seem to move much. So it's hard to tell if this app is BS or the real deal. I mean, who's going to call these guys out and say "no the shark really isn't in that exact spot". But whatever, I guess we just have to take their word for it. I've had the app for almost a week and the sharks have all been in the same exact place. #sharkweek
Love up until now
I enjoy checking out the shark locations daily but they don't seem to move much and then suddenly they are somewhere different or disappear. Today a great white kimmel I noticed was swimming on land in Mexico but earlier today was in the Pacific Ocean. Hmmmm. great app idea tho just wish it worked better
Awesome app to track and learn about Great Whites
One of the cooler marine biology apps you'll find. Can track great whites and check out their profiles.