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Clicking the “Install Now” link above will install the Predator Tracker application on your computer and Adobe Air if not already installed. Please note that the application is about 295MB.

Please see the Installation page for more details and information on how to install the application manually.

The Predator Tracker Application

Learn how researchers at Florida International University track and study big predators in the Shark River Estuary in Everglades National Park and explore their predator tracking data. Predator Tracker is a stand alone application based on a kiosk at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale which features:

Researchers with alligator


Watch videos about how researchers study the movements, behavior, and feeding habits of large predators (such as bull sharks, alligators, and snook) in Shark River.

Explore data - Tracking map

Explore the Data

View predator movements on a map of Shark River and see how they vary over time, season, salinity and temperature.


Test Your Knowledge

A quiz to test your knowledge after you’ve watched the videos and explored the data.