According to the data-centric organization OCEARCH, our South Carolina waters are buzzing with large white sharks right now. Just this past week, sharks Hal, Miss Costa, and Grey Lady have all been pinged near our Lowcountry coastline.
OCEARCH is a data-centric organization built to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean. Their mission is to accelerate the ocean’s return to balance and abundance, through fearless innovation in scientific research, education, outreach, and policy, using unique collaborations of individuals and organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
You can track all your favorite sharks online at https://www.ocearch.org
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OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators. In a collaborative environment established by Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer, OCEARCH enables leading researchers and institutions to generate previously unattainable data on the movement, biology, and health of sharks to protect their future while enhancing public safety and education.
OCEARCH is a leader in open source research, sharing data in near-real time for free through the Global Shark Tracker, enabling students and the public to learn alongside PhDs. The Landry’s-developed STEM Education Curriculum, based on the Global Shark Tracker and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), is being launched for grades 6-8 in the fall of 2013 nationwide.
Over 50 researchers from more than 20 institutions have collaborated with OCEARCH to date with over three dozen research papers in the process or completed. Research expeditions are conducted worldwide aboard the M/V OCEARCH, which serves as both a mothership and at-sea laboratory. Utilizing a custom 75,000 lb. capacity hydraulic platform designed to safely lift mature sharks for access by a multi-disciplined research team, up to 15 studies are conducted in approximately 15 minutes on a live mature shark.
Questions on OCEARCH and its expeditions, Global Shark Tracker and STEM education curriculum can be directed to info@OCEARCH.org. Press or appearance requests can be emailed to press@OCEARCH.org.
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