Marine CSI

Expedition White Shark tracking app

ewsThe Marine Conservation Science Institute has launched an app focusing on great white sharks. The app, called Expedition White Shark, includes numerous features that let users learn more about these amazing animals, including the ability for users to track satellite-tagged great whites. The app displays a map with live tracking data for the sharks tagged with real-time tracking devices, so that users can follow these sharks at the same time as the research scientists! The Guadalupe Gallery shows images of all sharks in the Guadalupe Island photo-ID database and the photo gallery has photos and videos showing how the sharks were tagged.
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New publication reveals the 2-year migration for adult female white sharks in the northeastern Pacific


MCSI has published a new scientific paper that reveals the multi-year migratory patterns of four tagged female white sharks Amy, Kimel, Annika and Tailscratch. These sharks spent about 15 months in the middle of the Pacific ocean before traveling to the coast of Baja Mexico during the known pupping season. Amy and Kimel traveled into the Sea of Cortez while Annika and Tailscratch went to the Pacific coast of Baja. For more information see “Two-year migration of adult female white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) reveals widely separated nursery areas and conservation concerns”

MCSI develops new methods for tagging adult white sharks


Scientists at MCSI have been working to improve methods for SPOT tagging adult great white sharks. New methods developed, tested and implemented by MCSI involve a device to prevent gut hooking, soft fishing gear to prevent skin abrasions and constant forward movement to fully irrigate the gills. Sharks tagged in this manner, including the largest white shark to ever be SPOT tagged, were far more vigorous upon release than our previous method that lifted the sharks from the water. We strive to constantly improve our methods to do what is best for the sharks and the scientific community.

Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the White Shark

edited by Michael L. Domeier, Marine Conservation Science Institute

Price: $99.95 Special Price $84.96
Cat. #: K12158
ISBN: 97814398948401
ISBN 10: 14398948408
Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Number of Pages: 576 Binding: Hardback


This book incorporates the most important contemporary research papers on white sharks into a single peer-reviewed book. To order click here:

The Marine Conservation Science Institute (MCSI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. MCSI is founded on the belief that focused research can make a difference in how we view and manage our marine resources. We are committed to working towards the goal of sustainable fisheries and a healthy marine environment for future generations to enjoy.