Ocearch Shark Tracking: Albert

Shark in habitat

Meet Albert, the Great White Shark who loves spending his summers in Gansbaai Ocearch’s tracking technology allows researchers to monitor sharks movements throughout the world’s oceans, providing valuable insight into their behavior and their range. Each shark is tagged with a tracking device that is inserted through their dorsal fin, and whenever they break the surface of the water, a signal is transmitted to a satellite. The satellite then sends…

Read more ›

Ocearch Shark Tracking: Riley

Sharks mouth

Meet Riley, an immature Great White Shark in Mossel Bay Ocearch’s tracking technology allows researchers to monitor sharks movements throughout the world’s oceans, providing valuable insight into their behavior and their range. Each shark is tagged with a tracking device that is inserted through their dorsal fin, and whenever they break the surface of the water, a signal is transmitted to a satellite. The satellite then sends back an estimated…

Read more ›

Ocearch Shark Tracking: Helen

Mossel Bay Shark Conservation

Meet Helen, a Great White Shark who often visits Mossel Bay Ocearch’s tracking technology allows researchers to monitor sharks movements throughout the world’s oceans, providing valuable insight into their behavior and their range. Each shark is tagged with a tracking device that is inserted through their dorsal fin, and whenever they break the surface of the water, a signal is transmitted to a satellite. The satellite then sends back an estimated location…

Read more ›

Ocearch’s revolutionary conservation efforts

galleryslider4

Shark Conservation, Research and Tracking in South Africa.  Photo credit: Paul Taggart/www.ocearch.org. Shark tracking has revolutionized our understanding of sharks. The ability to follow these enormous predators as they journey through their natural habitat has provided excellent data for scientists and conservationists around the world. Shark tracking device. Photo credit www.ocearch.org. At the forefront of this global initiative is Ocearch, an organisation committed to the the conservation of sharks in the wild…

Read more ›

Tonic Immobility in Sharks

tonic-immobility

What is tonic immobility Tonic immobility, also known as (TI) is an unlearned reflex action that leads to a state of paralysis that some animals can enter into involuntarily when they feel threatened and is characterised by a state of immobility. This behaviour has been reported to occur in a variety of animals including insects, reptiles, birds, amphibians, mammals and fish. How TI affects sharks Although this phenomenon does not occur…

Read more ›