Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: December 14, 2011
Location Tagged: West Bank, Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 346cm
The Story Behind the Name: The Abess Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) at Miami Country Day School has been given this shark adoption in honor of its 20th year of operation. The students will be participating in a group vote on February 13th to choose a name for this lucky shark.
Satellite Tagging: This shark was carefully tagged with the latest in satellite tag technology providing us with the first opportunity to follow the long term movements of these threatened species. Please keep checking back frequently to follow this shark’s movements, which will be updated every few days as her satellite tag continues to send us real-time tracking data.
Adopt-a-Shark: For information on how you can contribute to our shark conservation research by adopting and tracking your own shark, please visit our Adopt a Shark page.
This work is part of a collaboration among the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University and West Coast Inland Navigational District, supported by Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah.