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
Thank you for the great work you are doing... but
My Children, grandchildren and I have enjoyed tracking sharks, turtles & sea lions all summer. We’ve loved learning about your work and all you are doing for our oceans.. However it’s disappointing when we want to see who’s popped up & where but can’t and are subject to a host of problems. We use a simple iPad. Your App has been a great learning tool for the little ones. They’ve picked out their favorite animals but are very disappointed when they can’t “check on them”! I installed google earth as advised to help with this problem.. it’s a best a hit or miss. I’d be glad to pay a small fee for a working app because our family have found it to be so interesting. Again thanks for all you are doing for our oceans creatures. Looking forward to fixes ;)
App does not connect to server.
The app does not connect to server anymore. Last week it just stopped working. Not really sure how accurate the information is even when it did work. Think the app maybe is just used to sell advertisements to fund more expeditions. I really don’t know though. Anybody else have adds pop up on their app? Also why does it seem that the same select sharks show activity regularly while all the other ones tagged seem to show little to no activity and or didn’t ping long enough for location to be detected? What data is being collected on the sharks that just send out a signal, but do not surface long enough to locate? I guess it just means the shark is alive or at least the tag is working even if not on the shark anymore? Curious.
Love some aspects
I love the ability to track my favorite species, but there are definitely still some bugs that need to be worked out. I tried to find a way to contact the developer directly, but no contact information seems to be listed anywhere. I have set my app to track all species of sharks, but when I click on some of the pings, it will show a picture of a shark with turtle information underneath. Annoying, but the pros outweigh the cons. I love knowing where sharks have pinged and what species are currently in certain waters.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.