Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: August 20, 2010
Location Tagged: Off the north eastern coast of the Florida Keys
Total Length (TL): 234cm
The Story Behind the Name: Bubbles Liautaud is the full name of this “delicate” individual. He measures in at over 7 ½ feet! He’s a big boy, and that’s no bull. After donating 5 satellite tags to the program, a wonderful family gave the task of naming this shark to their five-year-old child. Bubbles Liautaud is what they chose and we welcome the playful name. This research is by no means cheap. So every contribution makes a difference. We would like to thank our generous benefactors!
Satellite Tagging: Bubbles 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. If you look at his map, it can help you realized how strong, powerful, and fast these ocean creatures really are. In just two hours, he swam from the northern Keys to the Everglades, to Key West. That’s quicker than we can drive down there! Please keep checking back frequently to follow Bubbles’ 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.