Tracking Captain Curt
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: October 7, 2010
Location Tagged: Everglades National Park
Total Length (TL): 195cm
About Captain Curt
The Story Behind the Name: Capt. Curt was tagged with the help of SRC “mini-intern,” 7-year-old Sophi Bromenshenkel. Through her fundraising efforts, Sophi was able to raise over $2500, providing her with the honor of “adopting a shark” such as this one. She named it Capt. Curt after her uncle, who first exposed her to the ocean and its wonders. Curt Slonim is the expert fishing guide and essential team member aboard SRC tagging expeditions. He owns and operates Curt-A-Sea Fishing Charters in the Florida Keys. His dedication, expertise, and generous support fulfill an invaluable role within the Shark Research Team. We greatly appreciate his continued contribution to our work.
For more information about Sophi’s crusade to save sharks, please see her blog. And for more information on Curt-A-Sea Fishing Charters, please visit: http://www.curtaseafishing.com.
Satellite Tagging: “Capt. Curt” is among the first group of bull shark tagged with a Spot satellite tags in the Gulf of Mexico, providing us with one of the first opportunity to follow the long term movements of these threatened species in near real-time. In her tracks thus far, she already confirmed the understanding that bull sharks swim through salt, brackish and even fresh waters. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Captain Curt’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.