It’s Conservation International’s pleasure to announce the launch of a webpage that tracks in real-time whale sharks that were tagged in the Bird’s Head Seascape by Dr. Mark Erdmann’s team. Click here for the Whale Shark Tracker.
This app’s map is clickable and shows the path of ten whale sharks over the past 60 days. As the fin-mounted tags transmit data to satellites, their locations – after an intentional 24 hour delay – will be updated automatically on this page.
Another app feature is the “Who’s Who” carousel, which displays images of each individual shark and includes dynamic content like when the shark last reported data, and the distance from its previous location. This is outstanding content.
Additionally the app invites visitors to name certain sharks.
Click over to the app and begin tracking your favorite shark!