Shark Net App Lets Users Track Great Whites off California

Posted: January 9, 2014  |  By: Cynthia McKelvey [Monterey County Herald]

With the proliferation of smartphones and Wi-Fi hotspots, a constant Internet connection on land is the new normal.

But now great white sharks are also wired in — and anyone with a smartphone can track their whereabouts off the California coast.

Shark Net, an app that is the brainchild of a team at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, uses the latest in marine animal tagging technology. It taps into a small network of satellite-enabled buoys that "listen" for specially tagged white sharks from the Farallon Islands to southern Big Sur. 

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