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OCEARCH: Track whales and sharks here

Here is a link to the coolest website ever! Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project that helps scientists collect previously unattainable data on animal movements from deep in the world’s oceans. The mission of OCEARCH is to accelerate the ocean’s return to balance and abundance.

To track whales, sharks, turtles and other sea animals, click here.

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The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species. Here is a whale shark swimming with divers at the Ahe dive resort, Harlem Islands, Papua. Photo: scubasigns.org

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