Scientific Name: Sphyrna mokarran
Date Tagged: January 29, 2010
Location Tagged: Just off the Atlantic coast of Islamorada, Florida Keys
Total Length (TL): 265cm<
The Story Behind the Name: Batchelor is named in honor of Sandy and Jon Batchelor of the Batchelor Foundation. They have been supporting SRC with significant generous donations for many years, allowing our cutting-edge research to continue. Without such support, SRC would not be able to take as many students aboard for hands-on learning opportunities. We felt naming a beautiful, powerful shark after the Batchelors was the least we could do to say thank you.
Satellite Tagging: Batchelor 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 Batchelor’s movements, which will be updated every few days as his 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.