#SharksChat is a Q&A to inform the public on facts about sharks. OCEARCH’s mission is to include the public with open data of sharks migrating all across the world. The most important part of #SharksChat is changing the conversation from one of fear to one of intrigue and fascination. The OCEARCH Twitter account receives a lot of questions on a daily basis, so implementing a regular TweetChat was inevitable.
Australia was chosen because of the urgent need for data related to the migration patterns of mature sharks, including the drivers (food, environmental change or reproduction) of migration. OCEARCH’s unique capacity for safely providing hands-on access to mature, large sharks will enable multi-year SPOT (Smart Position and Temperature) tagging and tracking in real-time for the scientific community. The SPOT tag provides near real-time tracking for public safety officials and the general public – wherever the shark travels and its fin breaks the surface long enough for satellite(s) to establish its position.
The next #SharksChat will take place Wednesday May 13. The chat starts at 9pm EST / 9am West Australia (Perth) May 14 .
Follow OCEARCH on Periscope, they we’ll be giving a LIVE tour of the OCEARCH prior to Tweet Chat.
You can join the conversation HERE on TweetChat
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