A Marine Biologist Works to Create a ‘Wired Ocean’

Stanford University scientist Barbara Block heads a program that has placed satellite tags on thousands of sharks, bluefin tuna, and other marine predators to better understand their life cycles. Now, using data available on mobile devices, she hopes to enlist the public in protecting these threatened creatures. READ MORE

 

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Shark Net, a free app available for iPhones and iPads, enables the public to follow the migrations and movements of white sharks tagged by Stanford marine biologist Barbara Block and her colleagues. The initiative is aimed at engaging the public's interest in these threatened creatures. Pictured above is a 3-D model of "Tom Johnson," one of the great whites whose movements people can follow on Shark Net. (Courtesy of Stanford University)

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