The ocean’s pelagic alpha predators — Great White, Oceanic Whitetip, Longfin Mako, and Blue sharks — are notoriously press shy, which is why scientists use electronic tags to track individual sharks as they migrate over vast distances. This data is invaluable to researchers and fascinating for civilians who, as a fringe benefit of the work being done by the marine science organization Ocearch, can follow tagged Selachimorpha on Twitter. Still, not all sharks are worth following. Some sharks are way more interesting than others — Nurse Sharks, for instance, just sort of chill.
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OCEARCH is really neat!