Attack app


Wondering where those Great White sharks are, that occasionally turn up at the Cove in Seaside? There’s an app for that: Dorsal (, available for both iPhone and Android.

Currently used by over 200,000 people, beachgoers can immediately report shark sightings or attacks. According to the website, sighting reports also come from “official channels … Dorsal aerial surveillance partners and over 100 media outlets” — and a drone project is in the works. The reports are available via the website, cell phone, Facebook and Twitter. Fishermen and pilots can use Dorsal GPS to report sightings, but they need to register first.

Maybe you can go in the water, after all.

— Elleda Wilson