Don’t you wish Shark Week could last all year? With the OCEARCH Shark Tracker, it can! OCEARCH is a non-profit organization that works to provide critical scientific data when it comes to the biological studies of large predators like great white sharks and other marine life. OCEARCH scientists work to tag sharks and collect data which is in turn shared with institutions that do collaborative global conservation research.
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Over the years, several of the tagged species have become popular. Probably the most famous is Katharine, a 2,300 pound great white shark who was tagged in 2013. Katharine is a 14-foot shark and has become quite the social media icon. Katharine’s OCEARCH shark tracker “pinged” off the coast of Melbourne, Florida around Thanksgiving 2018.
So exciting to get another ping from @Shark_Katharine. After pinging for 5 years, her tracker battery is close to running out. Any additional pings we get now are the cherry on top of the epic journey she has already taken us on. pic.twitter.com/7YvcQvBSnF
— OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) November 15, 2018
If you want to keep up with all of the tagged sharks, follow this link.
And if you want to keep an eye on the oh-so-popular Katharine, she has her own Twitter fan account. Give her a follow!
Wow it feels lovely to get this ol’ tracker of mine pinging again. Just fired off a ping from deep water east of Charleston, South Carolina! pic.twitter.com/A1Hqprh4qR
— Katharine The Shark (@Shark_Katharine) November 15, 2018