Royal Bastards

Solving the North Atlantic Great White Shark Puzzle

A project in Salt Lake City, UT by OCEARCH
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Fund our next expedition to tag and research Great White Sharks in the North Atlantic while open sourcing the collected data to all.
Backers: 1471
Average Pledge Per Backer: $105

Funded: $154,702 of $150,000
Dates: May 23rd -> Jun 22nd (31 days)
Project By: OCEARCH
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Latest News

3 Hours Left

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Only $12,000 away from reaching our goal! We've raised over $50,000 today!!   If everyone raises their pledge by only $9, we will reach our goal! Let's make history today!Click here to add at least $9 to your pledge.Thank you so much for your... (Read More)

$43 to reach our goal

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We're almost at $100K with 6 hours left! If all of our current backers were to add $43 to their current pledge, we will hit our goal!Please help us get to $150,000 and fund our next expedition by adding $43. Simply click here to add $43 to your... (Read More)

Watch our LIVE Stream

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH supporters! In case you missed my live stream last night, you can watch it below! We have 10 hours left to reach our goal of $150K. We haven't given up yet and we know you haven't either.Remember, if we don't hit our goal of $150,000,... (Read More)

3 Quick Updates

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH Supporters! Three important updates for you this evening: 1. Expedition North Carolina is complete and we tagged 5 Tiger Sharks!The first two are now on the free Global Shark Tracker. They are named Orlando and Carolina. 2. We must raise... (Read More)

48 hours left

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH supporters, Expedition North Carolina is going well! We've encountered some rough seas but have still been able to tag two Sand Tiger Sharks. Check out this awesome photo we captured below. With only 48 hours left, we still have a long... (Read More)

Quick message from the ship!

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH Supporters, I filmed a short video update from the ship. Check it out below! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Let's finish strong everyone! Please spread the word... (Read More)

Next Stop... North Carolina!

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH Supporters, Chris Fischer here. I am currently traveling to the ship for our North Carolina expedition starting tomorrow.  We are working for the next week with North Carolina Aquariums to study sand tiger sharks. This is a quick stop... (Read More)

9 Days Left

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH Supporters, Chris Fischer here. From now until the end of the campaign, I will be providing daily updates on our campaign's progress as well as a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening at OCEARCH. To raise $53,201 from over 843... (Read More)

Happy World Ocean's Day!!

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH Supporters, Happy World Ocean's Day! As you know, our goal is to create data around the ocean so we have the information to manage the ocean back to abundance. We love this image below because 4 years ago none of this data existed in the... (Read More)

Check out a live stream with Chris Fischer!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH Supporters! In case you missed it, Chris Fischer did a live stream on Facebook last Friday. Check it out below! Post a comment below and join in on the discussion!Thanks for your continued support, The OCEARCH Team  (Read More)

FAQs, new rewards, & an awesome trailer!

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH Supporters! We've got a couple awesome updates for you today. See them below: Here are some FAQsHow do you pledge for multiple reward levels? Unfortunately, you can only pledge once for a campaign. Please message us directly if there is a... (Read More)

Thank you! Let's Keep The Momentum Going!

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey OCEARCH Supporters! After just 8 hours, we've raised $8,193 from 164 backers! Everyone at OCEARCH is so excited and grateful for your support so far! We have 30 days left to reach our goal of $150K.  Help us keep the momentum going by sharing... (Read More)

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