Produced with Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Sanctuary and Gaia GPS, Shark Net is the first of a series of apps designed to help us all understand the Blue Serengeti and the wonderful animals that live within.
Get to know the Sharks on a first name basis!
TOPP researchers have been tracking dozens of great whites for years... Names like "Mr. Burns", "Engine", "Scar Girl" and "Mayhem" only begin to tell the story. Get to know them!!
Exploring the Blue Serengeti
Shark Net helps us all understand the world in which the Great Whites and other apex predators live. Toggle through the different layers of maps and bathymetry and keep updating the app to see new layers as they emerge.
Real-time shark tracking...
Great whites tend to seasonally migrate. Track the sharks movements up and down the Great White Highway off of California's Coast.
Liquid Robotics Gliders...now how cool is this?!!
Solar powered gliders now cruise around the Blue Serengeti listening for shark movements. When they hear a shark, they automatically upload that signal to the Shark Net App.
We've upgraded the Bahamas, Brazil and now, New Zealand to the 4.0 platform. Enjoy and please keep the comments coming! — EarthNC
The Shark Net app showcases years of research by the Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station and the TOPP Institute. Learn more about this hugely important project and the team of researchers behind them by clicking here.
Watch Discovery Channel's Shark Week on Thursday evening (August 16th) at 9:00 p.m. (EST) to learn more about the amazing work by TOPP researchers to help preserve Great Whites and the app that supports them.
The story behind the cool robot gliders...
Solar powered gliders developed by Liquid Robotics play a crucial role in helping track and monitor Great White movements. Learn more about this important new technology by clicking here.