Definitely a matter of concern for all the South California people, who love spending time at the beaches. We got a good news and a bad news for you guys.
The Bad News is that the number of White Shark swimming in the Pacific Ocean towards the California side has been increasing lately. Well, the good news is that the concerned authorities and the lawmakers are ready to take the responsibility and do the necessary monitoring on the problem.
What are these Monitoring Gadgets going to do?
SmartTag – For Monitoring Baby Sharks at LA
In the latest update, the legislation is all set to create a White Shark Population Monitoring and other Beach Safety Program that will help with funding institutions and teams who are studying on the White Sharks. Such programs will also do their bit in sharing safety tips for the people visiting Beaches.
The lawmakers of the State are willing to offer $4 million and invest them for improved technology and better training for the people who encounter with the sharks on daily basis.
One such invention is the SmartTag!
Connor White who is a graduate from the Chris Lowe University has shared his experience of using the SmartTag which was developed by him in collab with the Harvey Mud Robotics Professor Chris.
Scientists are now equipped with sensors and one camera-kind of setup known as the SmartTag – which is offering a window like a medium for knowing the daily life of the sharks.
It’s a small tag which is attached to the fin of the shark, so ask the shark move around in the waters – they could capture images and videos of the real-time for better analysis and study. That’s simply how it works though. This tag does not have any satellite transmitter thing connected on it, so this helped in cutting down the extra costs too.
Other than the video camera, the SmartTag is equipped with a thermometer and a depth checking sensor on it. At the center of the gadget is the Inertial Measurement Unit that senses all the movements in the three dimension. They are found in the smartphones too, for example, the screen goes from the vertical to horizontal display respective to the way you have held your phone.
You can still purchase different gadgets and sensors for testing out for yourself. But developing them by yourself makes it all more valuable.
While Lowe adds that the cool thing about the technology is that you could combine them all and know how the sharks are making their decisions!