Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tracking Sharks on Google Maps
Ocearch's Global Shark Tracker has extended its shark tracking app to track sharks off the east coast of North America.
The Global Shark Tracker allows anyone to observe the navigational pattern of 47 tracked sharks. The sharks have been tagged with satellite tracking technology for the purpose of shark conservation and their movements can be followed on this Google Maps based tracker. The Global Shark Tracker is now tracking 35 sharks off the coast of South Africa and 12 off the east coast of America.
The tracker includes a number of useful filters which allows the user to search for individual sharks by name or to view the trails of just male or female sharks or of mature or immature sharks.
The Nova Southeastern University Oceangraphic Research Center are also using Google Maps to track a number of sharks off the east coast, the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere around the world.
The Guy Harvey Research Institute Tracker allows the user to select the sharks to view on the map by location or by individual shark name.