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Interactive: Track Sharks LIVE

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http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/

WSAV.com puts you in touch with Ocearch, a Global Shark Tracking Network.

This interactive website allows you to view GPS tracks or 'pings' of Shark locations throughout the world.

Recently, two of the sharks tracked by this service were spotted well off the coast of Hilton Head Island.

According to the Ocearch official website:

"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.

Sharks play a crucial role of maintaining balance in the delicate oceanic ecosystem as they have an effect on all levels in the food web below them. Unfortunately sharks are being slaughtered every day putting the shark at risk for survival. The navigational and migratory data being collected from OCEARCH will be used to support and devise successful conservation and management strategies which will affect policy for global change."

 

 

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