Scientists Use GPS To Monitor Sharks
Being a company headquartered in Southern California, GPS Tracker Shop services a number of clients who enjoy a little rest and relaxation at one of the many popular public beaches in San Diego and Orange County. Soaking up a cool ocean breeze, feeling the warmth of sunshine and having sand beneath your feet is a great way to spend any day, but for many beach goers the experience can be a little scary. The reason for this fear is based on sharks who call the ocean their home. However, a team of scientists that formed a group known as Ocearch plan on changing that by monitoring the aquatic animals with GPS tracking devices to further human education about sharks.The first phase of the project, according to Ocreach procedure, involves catching, tagging and monitoring sharks. The researchers give themselves no more than 15 minutes to catch a great white, perform physical tests, geo-tag and then set the animal free back into the ocean. This advanced method of GPS tracking will in theory offer ground-breaking data that will map navigational patterns of the great white sharks. With the GPS tracker device surgically placed into the dorsal fin of the shark the research team will be able to monitor with precise detail any location a geo-tagged shark swims all across the globe! This GPS data showing shark movements will then be accessible online for both researchers and the general public via the Ocreach Global Shark Tracker. Currently, the research team has roughly 40 great white sharks being monitored in real-time through the use of GPS tracking devices.