OCEARCH Shark Research Expeditions
Wipe Jaws from your memory. Great White Sharks and other large apex predators are the lifeblood of our oceans. That's why Costa is a proud partner of OCEARCH, a group of explorers and scientists dedicated to generating previously unattainable data on the movement, biology and health of sharks. All while protecting their future and educating the public. No one has ever attempted a program like this before. The information being collected is not only staggering, it's helping protect these predators at the top of the marine food chain. As go the sharks, so go our oceans.
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Expedition AustraliaAustralian scientists join the OCEARCH team onboard to tag and track mature tiger sharks in Queensland Australia. The goal is to track migratory patterns to achieve safer beaches while ensuring the sustainability of an often-freared creature.
EXPEDITION BRAZILThe OCEARCH crew teams up with Brazilian scientists to catch, tag, and release tiger and bull sharks in Recife, Brazil, Natal, Aracaju, and Fernando De Noronha Island. Brazilian local scientists are looking to understand the shark migration and its relationship to shark attacks on the coast line of Recife.
TIGER SHARK OFF THE BOW
Tiger sharks are the top predator in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. There OCEARCH was able to tag four tiger sharks – these are the first tiger sharks SPOT tagged and released in the Galapagos Islands. Track them now >
FOLLOWING JUDY THE BLACKTIP
Great Whites aren't the only ocean giants that OCEARCH seeks to protect. In February 2014, a blacktip shark was tagged off the Galapagos Islands and named Judy, in honor of one of Costa's founders. Since then, she's been tracked to multiple locations off of Isla Baltra (near Ecuador.) Where will Judy head from here? Track her now >