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