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Wave Glider robot tracks sharks

Updated: August 23, 2012, 9:03 PM ET
By Madison Kahn | ESPN.com

If you've ever wondered what exactly the sharks are doing beneath the ocean's waves as you surf, here's your chance to find out.

A team of Stanford University marine biologists, led by Professor Barbara Block, have developed a self-propelled Wave Glider robot that will be cruising the Northern California coast this summer and fall, listening for and collecting data on great white sharks. This data, however, is not just for scientists. A free iPhone and iPad app called Shark Net ...

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