Tracking Marine Life
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Tracking Marine Life
With rapid advancement in technology involving satellites, wireless communications, and information technology, scientists are beginning to gain ground in understanding the movements and migrations of a number of marine animals.  This document from the Census of Marine Life provides an overview of the marine life tracking process. The links below take you directly to programs that visualize the movements of these marine animals based on tracking data.

SHARKS


Global Tagging of Pacific Predators (GTOPP) has tagged these species:
Great White Sharks
Salmon Sharks
Shortfin Mako Sharks
Whale Sharks
Ocearch  has a Global Shark Tracker (Great White Sharks)
MCSI Expedition has a White Shark Mobile App  (Great White Sharks)
Guy Harvey Research Institute has tagged these species:
Mako Sharks
Sand Tiger Sharks
     Oceanic Whitetip Sharks
     Tiger Sharks
Mako shark photo courtesy        
NOAA Fisheries Image Gallery

MARINE MAMMALS

Elephant Seals
Global Tagging of Pacific Predators (GTOPP) Elephant Seals

Polar Bears
World Wildlife Fund/Canon Polar Bear Tracker






Elephant seal photo courtesy NOAA Fisheries
Office of Protected Resources


TUNA
 and BILLFISH

Global Tagging of Pacific Predators (GTOPP) has tagged these species: 
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Pacific Bluefin Tuna
Pacific Blue Marlin

Guy Harvey Research Institute has tagged these species:
Blue Marlin



Bluefin tuna photo courtesy NOAA Southwest
Fisheries Center


SEA TURTLES
Leatherback Tur
tles
Global Tagging of Pacific Predators (GTOPP) Leatherback Turtles

Loggerhead Turtles
Loggerh
ead Marinelife Center Loggerhead Turtles

Gulf Turtles
Marine Turtle Tracking Project Gulf Turtles




Leatherback turtle photo courtesy NOAA Fisheries
Office of Protected Resources


Suggested Marine Life Tracking Sites

Do you know a great site that visualizes the tracking of marine life?  The list on this page is not intended to be comprehensive.  If you have suggestions for marine life tracking sites that we should add to the list, please let us know by filling out this form!

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