Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: November 13, 2010
Location Tagged: Off the west coast of Florida in Lee County waters
Total Length (TL): 255cm
The Story Behind the Name: This large, male tiger shark is named in honor of Chuck Listowski from the West Coast Inland Navigation District. This program is the primary reason SRC is able to run their trips in Lee County on the Gulf Coast. His colleagues know Chuck known as a confident, intelligent, and highly driven man who knows how to get a job done. We are grateful for all his contributions and efforts to the program.
To learn more about the West Coast Inland Navigation District, please visit: http://www.wcind.net/.
Satellite Tagging: Chuck is among the first tiger sharks tagged with SPOT satellite tags in the Gulf of Mexico, providing us with the first opportunity to follow the long term movements of these threatened species in near real-time. He is a very active shark with transmitting, so please keep checking back frequently to follow Chuck’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.
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.