Bracelet created by: Ocearch
THE PING BRACELET
The dynamic shark tracker is a cornerstone of OCEARCH. Each shark OCEARCH samples is fitted with a SPOT tag which utilizes satellites to give the shark’s global position in real-time. Each ping creates data that previously never existed; our multi-institutional, collaborative, and open-sourced science team studies each of those pings. Policy makers use these studies to ensure our ocean is properly managed and protected. The pings are also shared with the world through the Global Shark Tracker, which allows the public to learn about shark migrations in real-time. This changes the conversation around sharks from fear to fascination, connecting the public with the often-feared shark that in reality needs to be protected.