Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: August 16, 2010
Location Tagged: Off the west coast of Florida in Lee County waters in association with FGCU
Total Length (TL): 155 cm
The Story Behind the Name: In honor of a talented and dedicated intern up in Ft. Myers at the Vester Field Station of Florida Gulf Coast University, this powerful female shark was named after Chloe. SRC Program has a growing network of passionate, conservation-minded individuals throughout South Florida and beyond. The collaboration between universities and research stations amplifies the reach of all our work. We are extremely grateful for all our contributing interns and researchers at FGCU.
Satellite Tagging: Chloe 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. She is our first satellite tagged shark to venture into the more inland sections of the west coast. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Chloe’s movements, which will be updated every few days as her satellite tag continues to send us real-time tracking data.
This work is part of a collaboration among the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University and West Coast Inland Navigational District, supported by Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah.
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.