Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Total Length: 220
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.
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.