An online platform called Ocearch Shark Tracker locates tagged sharks around the world to track their whereabouts, according to the nonprofit organization’s website. As part of the research effort, Ocearch is teaming up with scientists from the United States and abroad to collect ocean data on shark movements and patterns.
The tagged sharks are tracked using satellite tracking technology with the data cataloged in an online data app, according to the company. The Shark Tracker tracks a shark’s path and displays information about the animal’s name, sex, size and weight. For example, a male mako shark named “Fastball” measuring 8.2 feet long and weighing 215 pounds was tracked near Matagorda Bay on June 4.