White sharks are not considered a public safety concern in South Florida waters so the app is useful to boaters to participate in our citizen science program…
Track White Shark Sightings with New App
A new app launched July 1 by The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, makes it easy to track shark sightings. The app, Sharktivity, is free to the public thanks to the generosity of two socially responsible businesses – Amelia Rose Designs, in Boston, and Everglades Boats headquartered in Edgewater, Florida.
“White sharks are not considered a public safety concern in South Florida waters so the app is useful to boaters to participate in our citizen science program,” says Cynthia Wigren, AWSC board member. “Through the Sharktivity App they can report white shark sightings to be included in the Northwest Atlantic white shark movement study and population study.”
Staff from the AWSC, Cape Cod National Seashore, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and towns from throughout Cape Cod and the South Shore provided input on this app, developed by Conserve.IO., based in Delray Beach, Florida. Currently the app is available only on Apple products, but plans are in the works for an Android app as well. www.atlanticwhiteshark.org