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December 2, 2023

OCEARCH to Launch Shark Research Expedition from New Home at Mayport

OCEARCH Founder Chris Fischer and Jacksonville University President Tim Cost will gather local and state delegation to celebrate On November 27, 2023, OCEARCH will launch Expedition Southeast, its 46th ocean…
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September 19, 2023

OCEARCH’s Next Steps Against Combating Illegal Wildlife Trading

OCEARCH recently secured a $100,000 grant to combat illegal trafficking of shark fins and meat through the use of rapid, inexpensive DNA technology. Currently the customs agencies of five countries…
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April 25, 2023

OCEARCH’S 45th Expedition: Expedition Northbound

White sharks are heading north soon and OCEARCH is headed with them. OCEARCH is embarking on Expedition Northbound, its 45th ocean research expedition that will help further their knowledge on…
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December 9, 2022

Landmark Study of Atlantic White Shark Movements Published by OCEARCH & Its Collaborators

In a new peer-reviewed paper published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Marine Science, OCEARCH and its collaborative research team, for the first time, provide a comprehensive analysis of the…
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November 28, 2022

OCEARCH Embarks on Expedition Southbound, Bringing Unprecedented White Shark Research off the Coast of the Southeast United States

Alongside 45 collaborators from 30 research institutions, the organization will collect data to support 24 science projects that will help solve, for the first time, the life history puzzle of…
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November 16, 2022

OCEARCH Launches Shark Hero Sweepstakes

Sharks are our oceans’ heroes, maintaining balance and abundance in their ecosystem. OCEARCH is celebrating these heroes with a Shark Hero Sweepstakes that will allow us to learn more about…
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November 8, 2022

OCEARCH-Funded Project Uses DNA to Combat Illegal Trade of Aquatic Wildlife

With funding by the nonprofit organization OCEARCH, a new project to detect illegal trade in sharks and other marine and freshwater wildlife provides a vital tool in the global effort…
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August 10, 2022

OCEARCH Launches Meet a Shark Sweepstakes, Giving individuals the opportunity to Join Them on An Upcoming Shark Research Expedition

You have a chance to join the OCEARCH crew aboard the M/V OCEARCH for the unique opportunity to meet a white shark on an upcoming ocean research expedition. Explore new…
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February 28, 2022

Are the Waters Off the Carolinas a White Shark Mating Site? OCEARCH Embarks on Expedition to Collect the Final Data Needed to Confirm Where and When White Sharks Mate.

OCEARCH is returning to the waters off the Carolinas to embark on their 43rd ocean research expedition. Alongside 43 collaborators from 30 research institutions, the organization will collect data to…
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January 27, 2022

OCEARCH and Rogue Sharks Announce New Strategic Partnership to Protect Our Oceans

OCEARCH, a global non profit conducting unprecedented research on our oceans’ sharks and Rogue Sharks, a Solana NFT project and lifestyle brand, have created an innovative and  strategic partnership to…
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December 13, 2021

There’s Not More Sharks on the East Coast, There’s More Tagged Sharks

There’s Not More Sharks on the East Coast, There’s More Tagged Sharks “Sharks are Amassing the East Coast” is what a viral tweet stated on December 1, 2021 along with…
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September 3, 2021

OCEARCH is Bringing Advanced White Shark Research Back to Nova Scotia as They Embark On Their 42nd Ocean Research Expedition

OCEARCH’s premier tracking studies and previous expeditions have shown that the waters off Nova Scotia are a critical location this time of year for Northwest Atlantic white sharks. This is…
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August 27, 2021

OCEARCH Tags, Samples, and Releases 3 White Sharks During Ocean Research Expedition in New England

OCEARCH recently embarked on their 41st Ocean Research Expedition in New England where they were successfully able to sample, tag, and release three white sharks. The data collected from these…
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July 22, 2021

OCEARCH Launches Its 41st White Shark Research Expedition in New England

OCEARCH is embarking on its 41st ocean research expedition to help solve the life history puzzle of the Northwest Atlantic white shark. Alongside 42 scientists and 28 research institutions the…
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June 22, 2021

Tiger Shark Makes Historic Journey From the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Cocos Island National Park

Scientists uncovered a new example of migratory movements between Galapagos Marine Reserve and Cocos Island National Park on a research trip this year, supporting global efforts to improve the conservation of migratory…
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April 14, 2021

Queen of the Ocean, White Shark Nukumi, Crosses Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Enters Northeast Atlantic Waters

OCEARCH first met Nukumi (pronounced noo-goo-mee) in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in October of 2020 and she has since traveled 5,570 miles down the eastern United States and then out to…
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March 21, 2021

OCEARCH Launches Its 40th White Shark Research Expedition in the Carolinas

OCEARCH’s premier data tracking studies have shown that the Carolina coast is a critical overwintering site for Northwest Atlantic white sharks. Several of the sharks OCEARCH has tagged on previous…
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May 14, 2020

Tiger Shark on OCEARCH Tracker Travels More Than 4,000 Miles, Confirms Transoceanic Abilities

Tiger shark Sereia is breaking records with her journey from South Africa to the western side of the Indian Ocean.
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January 22, 2020

OCEARCH’s Cutting-Edge Science on the White Shark Returns to the U.S. Southeast Coast

OCEARCH is returning to the Lowcountry armed with new data and new equipment to continue it's cutting edge research on white sharks.
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October 10, 2019

OCEARCH Concludes Expedition Nova Scotia 2019, Tags 11 Great White Sharks

Expedition Nova Scotia 2019 comes to a monumental close! Beyond adding 11 new sharks to the sample size, historical observations were also made along the way.
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