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Tracking Bougy

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: May 24, 2013
Location Tagged: Outer Reef, Islamorada
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.