Surfers may unwillingly be the first to know when a great white shark approaches the shore, but it’s now the full-time job of a robotic surfer to keep tabs on these aquatic predators. Researchers at Stanford University have enlisted a Wave Glider robot in their efforts to track the migratory patterns of great white sharks off the California coast, near San Francisco. They’re bringing that data into the non-scientist’s pocket with a shark-tracking iPhone app to raise awareness for their work.
- Wave glider to track great white sharks (vancouversun.com)
- Ocean Wi-Fi Hot Spot Detects Great White Shark (news.discovery.com)
- Solar-Powered Wave Glider Robot Deployed To Track Great White Sharks in the Pacific Ocean (inhabitat.com)
- Sharks tracked by surfing robot (bbc.co.uk)
- Floating robot helps track great white sharks (reuters.com)