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 50

Updated support packages

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
GrinZlah ,

I took the bait but this app has no bite.

First I want to say, Its fantastic what this organization and its people are doing. I wanted to support the app creator and wanted to learn about their lives because it looked like it could potentially could be exciting. However this app is not swimming in that direction. It is basically all static images with no animation, no video, no interviews, no pictures of the sharks being actually tagged by the marine biologist? This is not a 4 dollar app but 99 cents for what it currently is.

Overall its map with shark fins on it that show you info about the shark and its location and some other stuff that will frenzy you into lack of interest; for me that was within 4 minutes.

I commend the app programmer for doing this but please think of the people that buy it. They want to be excited and be pulled into the oceans and sharks and its people that are part of it.

ktcal ,

Great for West Coasters

I live in Los Angeles so it’s a lot of fun to keep up with my local sharks. I just purchased it and receive lots of daily pings, which is teaching me a lot about local shark migration patterns. So much fun and inspires me to learn more about science and sharks....appreciate an app that expands my mind and connects me with the ocean.

Blackops1125 ,

Really good app!

Not a lot of sharks being tracked, but when more sharks are added this app will be amazing!


Marine Conservation Science Institute
84.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Marine Conservation Science Institute


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