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Tracking Captain Curt

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: October 7, 2010
Location Tagged: Everglades National Park
Gender: Female
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:

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.