Ocean Alert 4+

Be an ocean scientist‪!‬


Designed for iPad

    • Free



Support ocean conservation with Ocean Alert! When you spot a whale, shark, turtle, or other marine animal, Ocean Alert lets you report that information to a network of resource managers, scientists, and the public. These sightings may be used in real time to alert others in the area to slow down or avoid a protected species; they will also be used by scientists to better understand where and when animals occur. All of this information makes it possible for people to use the ocean while helping to avoid harm to the marine life that lives there.

Ocean Alert also shows the boundaries of US National Marine Sanctuaries as well as other Federal and State areas such as National Parks, Marine Estuarine Research Reserves, and more - as well as NOAA nautical charts. Click on any area to learn more about allowed and restricted activities.

Members of effort survey projects can use the built-in Spotter effort mode to carry out custom surveys.

Interactive ocean map including NOAA Nautical Charts, US Marine Protected Areas, recent marine animal sightings and more
Marine Animal sighting survey - report sightings of any type of marine or coastal animal with a simple interface and help protect our oceans
Real time alerts of spatial area designations such speed restrictions and renewable energy construction

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

- Change NOAA chart service
- Fix trip timestamp bug in Spotter mode
- Various minor bug fixes

App Privacy

The developer, Conserve.IO, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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