// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘bubbles’;

Tracking Bubbles

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: August 20, 2010
Location Tagged: Off the north eastern coast of the Florida Keys
Gender: Male
Total Length (TL): 234cm

About Bubbles

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.