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Tracking Ash

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: May 26, 2010
Location Tagged: Lee County, off the west coast of the
northern Everglades Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 249cm
Precaudal Length (PCL): 179cm
Fork Length (FL): 197cm
Photo

About Ash

The Story Behind the Name: As the first female tiger
shark caught, we also named this shark in memory of Ashley.
This shark was quite feisty, thrashing about while we tried to
fit her in the sling. But once in the sling, she grew docile.
In this way, she reminded us of Ashley, not afraid to show her
wild and passionate side, but also having a calm and sweet
side.

Satellite Tagging: Ash is among the first tiger sharks
tagged with SPOT satellite tags in the Gulf of Mexico,
providing us with the first opportunity to follow the long term
movements of these threatened species in near real-time. She
has proven to be a highly mobile shark, surfacing dozens of
times off the west coast of the Everglades. Please keep
checking back frequently to follow Ash’s movements, which
will be updated every few days as her satellite tag continues
to send us real-time tracking data.

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.

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.