Tagging of Pelagic Predators

Whale shark

predatorbuoy 2014 gtopp medWhite Shark Network Goes Live

Detecting the locations of white sharks along the Central Coast of California has improved with the latest ocean technology. TOPP scientists have placed Iridium enabled buoys and Wave Gliders in the National Marine Sanctuary and are now detecting adult and subadult white sharks carrying acoustic tags. Each tag sends out a coded signal that is detected by these undersea listening devices and relayed to orbiting satellites, and those detections are displayed here within minutes of their occurrence.

Click on "Buoys" above to see a list of data feeds from white sharks detected by buoys along California's Central Coast

Click here to see white shark data from the buoy at Ano Nuevo

Click here to see a map of the Wave Glider track, and the white sharks it has detected.

Tags Currently Reporting

This map shows the tracks from tags that have reported within the past 30 days. Click on any circle to get information about that track. Click here to see a larger version.

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