the shark trackers

The OCEARCH is a research vessel that travels the world, tagging sharks with GPS trackers. Their goal is to better understand shark’s lives in order to ensure their future survival. We caught up with the OCEARCH in the Gulf of Mexico, where a team of scientists is tagging the sharks of the western gulf to track their breeding, birthing, and migratory patterns. 200,000 sharks a day are killed for shark fin soup. That equates to 100,000,000 sharks a year. Being a keystone predator, these majestic beasts are crucial for the survival of the ecosystem of the ocean. Without them, the entire food chain collapses. We need to make sure that their numbers flourish and make a difference for the future!