Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: March 17, 2013
Location Tagged: Florida Keys
Total Length (TL): 230cm
The Story Behind the Name: My name is James Martinez. My aunt and uncle adopted a shark for me for my First Communion, and I was excited because I love animals. I went on the internet did a lot of reading, and decided that my three favorite species were goblin sharks, hammerheads, and bull sharks. My parents and my brother, Gabe, and I travelled from Atlanta down to Florida to go on a shark tagging expedition. The day we went out, we baited dozens of bouys, and although we tagged and released many sharks during the day, it wasn’t until we checked the very last buoy on our way back to port that we found and tagged my shark. She is a great lady, and so I decided to name her after the goddess of the sea, Amphitrite.
Satellite Tagging: Amphitrite 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 Amphitrite’s movements, which will be updated every few days as her satellite tag continues to send us real-time tracking data.
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