This may be your chance of meeting a great white shark that doesn’t involve dressing up like a seal and covering yourself in blood. The shark-tracking organization OCEARCH is launching sweepstakes for a winner to join them on an upcoming research expedition that closes on September 30.
The company is a nonprofit that conducts research on sharks; a primary method of studying these creatures is by tagging them to track them as they travel through water. Trackers on the animals send data pings of their location whenever they surface. Besides white sharks, the organization also tags other shark species, various fish, dolphins and alligators.
Great white sharks are some of the ocean’s top predators; they can grow up to 20 feet long, reach speeds of 35 miles an hour, and have hundreds of serrated teeth to tear into their prey.
In fact, it was this migration corridor that caused some consternation on social media last year, when members of the public thought that the number of white sharks on the coast meant a cartilaginous fish coup was imminent.
A global non-profit organization on a mission to return our world’s oceans to balance and abundance through fearless innovations in critical scientific research, education, outreach, and policy using unique collaborations of individuals and organizations in the U.S and abroad.
OCEARCH is recognized as a world leader in generating scientific data related to tracking (telemetry), and biological studies of keystone marine species such as great white sharks, tiger sharks, and more.
OCEARCH provides a free open-sourced Shark Tracking service and app that allows scientists, educators, and fans alike to learn about the never-before documented movements of our ocean’s animals. Learn more at OCEARCH.org.
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