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Ocearch and the Race to Save Great Whites

The large apex predators of the ocean are threatened by overfishing and poaching. OCEARCH enables scientists to study live sharks, gather samples, and tag them.

Science Meets Explorers Meets Sharks

A group of explorers and scientists have joined together to get never-before-seen data on the movement, biology, and health of sharks.

Shark Catching 101

Using a custom at-sea 75,000 pound hydraulic platform, OCEARCH can perform multiple studies on live mature sharks.

The Great White Hope

As go the sharks, so go our oceans. The data collected by OCEARCH helps educate people on the importance of sharks, and helps prevent marine collapse by preserving these top predators.

Shark Tracker

By tagging great whites and following them in real time, scientists have been able to learn about their previously unknown long-distance migrations and mating habits.

OCEARCH Shark Research Expeditions

About OCEARCH

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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OCEARCH Updates

  • Expedition Australia

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    Australian 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 BRAZIL

    The 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 >

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