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

Tracking Chad

Species: Great Hammerhead
Scientific Name: Sphyrna mokarran
Date Tagged: June 4, 2010
Location Tagged: Just off the Atlantic coast of
Islamorada, Florida Keys
Gender: Male
Total Length (TL): 277cm
Precaudal Length (PCL): 197cm
Fork Length (FL): 215cm

About Chad

The Story Behind the Name: Chad is named after a
fisherman in the Florida Keys who helps with shark tagging
trips, often obtaining the snapper or barracuda with which we
bait the shark hooks. He may give off that salt-encrusted,
rough seaman vibe, but in truth, he’s a softie when it
comes to helping out the creatures of our oceans. We are
greatly appreciative of all the time and effort he contributes
to SRC.

Satellite Tagging: Chad 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 Chad’s movements, which will be updated every few
days as his 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.