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


Tracking Bougy

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Gender: Female
Total Length: 220

About Bougy

The Story Behind the Name:

Bougy’s tag was donated by SRC Intern Kyra Hartog’s parents, Dr. Jeffrey and Michelle Hartog. Bougy was named after their plastic surgery clinic, The Bougainvillea Clinique. Although sharks are not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of plastic surgery, Dr. Jeff and Michelle believe that sharks are beautiful and important parts of our ocean ecosystem. They hope that by sponsoring this tag, they will encourage others to do so as well, further spreading the Shark Research & Conservation Program’s message of marine conservation.

For more information, visit the Bougainvillea Clinique’s website at LookAndFeelBetter.com, as well as Dr. Hartog’s underwater photography site at WaterWorldImages.com.

Satellite Tagging: Bougy 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 Bougy’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.


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.