OCEARCH Shark Tracker 4+

Track sharks in near real-time


Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 8.4K Ratings
    • Free



The new OCEARCH Shark Tracker lets you explore the migrations of sharks and other marine animals that have been tagged with state of the art satellite tracking technology.

OCEARCH is on a mission to ensure abundant oceans for future generations and you’re invited to learn alongside our science team through our OCEARCH Shark Tracker!

Sharks are the balance keepers of the ocean and the path to healthy, abundant oceans goes through them. It is critical that we understand the complete life history of these apex predators so that responsible management policies can be enacted to protect them.

OCEARCH facilitates unprecedented research by supporting leading researchers and institutions seeking to attain groundbreaking data on the biology and health of sharks, in conjunction with basic research on shark life history and migration. Data gathered from each animal on the Tracker is being used by scientists and institutions around the world to help protect each species and our oceans as a whole - and now you can track your favorite sharks.

What’s New

Version 2.5.14

We made improvements and squashed bugs so OCEARCH Shark Tracker is even better for you.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

GeMRose90 ,

New user

Just got the app last night out of curiosity. I noticed similar apps, but this ones more popular so thats why I chose this one. Being able to track sharks/other animals AND make it available to the general public like this is wicked awesome! 😁 I noticed people sad about comments section being removed. I have nothing to compare it too since I’m new to the app, but I’m also very aware that sometimes commentary from other people can ruin a good experience, so it’s not a big deal for me. Also there obviously needs to be someone monitoring the comments and quite honestly that could be a significant waste of time/money resources. Considering conservation projects and public outreach is almost always run on donations, limited funding and tons of volunteer work, I think what has been done - from tagging sharks to creating this app, etc., - is simply amazing. I hope to see much more tagged specimens showing up in the future. Thanks everyone who’s helped make this possible ❤️

sharkbaithooooo ,


I never leave reviews. But this app really helped me out during a dark time in my life this year. I checked on these sharks everyday but I knew a big contributor to that was from the comment section. The internet is powerful and this app / research organization was able to bring a community of strangers -young and old -together to a place where we could all share the same thoughts and enthusiasm for these beautiful creatures. It was so fun to read all the various comments people would leave. For example one comment would read something like “Mary is a runner, she a track staaaaar” to the next comment saying “wow, Mary is bigger than most of the sharks in her species ( insert smart quote about shark here)”. VARIETY WE LOVE IT.

I’m not sure if this comment will change your mind at all. But I have never been so upset over an app update before. I really hope my first review of an app will pay off !

AlphaCloud6 ,

Where did the comments go?

I got this app a while back and I had forgotten about it but I came back to it the other day and I have some things I want to mention. I used to love checking on certain sharks and seing the comments people left so when I checked the app again and saw the comment section gone I was really surprised. As far as I can tell, the comment section was a well loved feature so I don’t understand why you would remove it and would love to have it back and I am sure other people would too. Another thing I noticed is the fact that though you can search for many different types of sea creatures, The only ones you can actually see are several sharks and one single turtle. I understand that you cannot track ever animal in the ocean and that with covid-19 it is probably much harder to track animals but I would love to see at least a bit more variety. Other than these this is quite a good app and its quite enjoyable so I would love to see my recommendations added to the app.

App Privacy

The developer, OCEARCH, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

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

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