// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘batchelor’;
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.
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.