Spy on your favorite Tiger, Hammerhead, and Bull sharks in our custom-designed Google Earth interactive map.

Ariel

Tracking Ariel

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: December 14, 2011
Location Tagged: West Bank, Bahamas
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 332cm

About Ariel

The Story Behind the Name: Ariel is the adoptive shark of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami, Florida. During the fall of 2011, a group of young ladies from this prestigious academy, led by Ms. Christine Taylor, joined the Shark Research Team out at Broad Key for two days of non-stop adventure and hands-on science education.

Ariel is the adoptive shark of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami, Florida. During the fall of 2011, a group of young ladies from this prestigious academy, led by Ms. Christine Taylor, joined the Shark Research Team out at Broad Key for two days of non-stop adventure and hands-on science education.

For more information, please visit OLLA’s website: http://www.olla.org/.

Satellite Tagging: Ariel 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 Ariel’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.

System Requirements

Google Maps renders in all modern browsers and mobile operating systems. For more details visit Google’s map support page to view detailed system requirements.

Instructions

To animate our interactive shark tracking, play with the time slider tool in the map upper-left. Simply, go to the slider & separate the bottom left & right tabs by ~1/4”. Then click on the leading tab & drag it across the slider; or click play to automatically view tracks.