OCEARCH Global Tracker, as this tool is known, tracks the real-time location of numerous sharks, dolphins, whales, turtles and other animals across the oceans. It is entertainment for the most curious and, essentially, an aid for scientists who collect information about the ocean. In addition to a reminder about “why we should never go swimming in New England,” say the officials of OCEARCH..



OCEARCH is a specialized data organization created to help scientists collect information that was previously unattainable in the ocean, while investigating and exploring open sources. An example of his work is the tool that presides over his website: a marine animal tracker.

Open sourcing and inclusion at all levels, and in real time, allows the world to participate in our projects while being aware of the science in development,” they explain from the company, and the shark tracking map , dolphins, whales and other marine animals attests to this.

Most of the specimens are found located on the east coast of North America, but if we move away from the map we will see how we can see animals located in South America, Africa, Europe, Oceania and also in Asia. Although not all in real time.

This monitoring is a reality thanks to the sensors that scientists have incorporated into dozens of animals and that transmit their location every so often, being reflected on the map. This vision of the planet, with part of the animals transmitting their location in real time, can be complemented by clicking on any of the points and accessing the specific information on the specimen in the form of a photo, its name and its size.

Visit the application and tell us if you have found any of these animals along the Galician coast.