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

Blue Devil 1

Tracking Blue Devil 1

Species: Blue Shark Scientific Name: Prionace glauca Date Tagged: June 15, 2016 Location Tagged: Rhode Island Total Length: 240 cm Sex: Male

About Blue Devil 1

The Story Behind the Name: Blue Devil 1, known as BD1 to his friends, is named after the Duke Blue Devils. His adopter, Bill Gallwey, is a big fan of sharks and wanted to support the efforts of Dr. Neil Hammerschlag and his team. He heard from people at RSMAS that he could support the Shark Research Program and have a shark of his own at the same time. Bill hope’s to interest others in adopting one of these magnificent creatures. 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

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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.