And you think you’re being tracked

I suspect that seeing the movie Jaws was a turning point for many people in their thinking about ocean swimming!

There’s just something about sharks.

I think I normally think of them as being inhabitants of the waters of the deep southern United States.  But, poking around the Ocearch site has changed all that.

I had no idea that there was a Nova Scotia expedition until now.  The section is an interesting read and gives you an appreciation for those people who have a passion for this type of thing.

As you would expect, data is collected by capturing, tagging, releasing, and then following the sharks.  The landing page of Ocearch displays recent identifications and I was curious indeed when I noticed the activity in Canada’s east.

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Like any good map, you can zoom in for a better look so I did so in Nova Scotia.

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Hovering over the shark reveals Luna and her details.  That’s one big shark!  Of course, you can like her to track or the wiggly line shows her latest tracking.

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As per normal, I spent so much time poking around and enjoying the information.

Of particular interest is the Education section with resources for K-8 STEM work.  This includes booking a scientist for a Skype session for your class.

In addition to sharks, the site tracks turtles, whales, seals, and alligators.  Select your choice from the species flyout menu.

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