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Tracking Chuck

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: November 13, 2010
Location Tagged: Off the west coast of Florida in Lee County waters
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 255cm

About Chuck

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:

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.