Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: April 10, 2011
Location Tagged: Berry Islands, Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 320cm
The Story Behind the Name: This awe-inspiring 11 foot, 800lb tiger shark is named Dominic for Dominic Schimmel. He is the 7 1/2 year old son of Steve Schimmel, who went shark tagging with the Shark Research Team while at Summit at Sea in April 2011. Steve, Jennifer, and Dominic Schimmel chose to adopt a tiger shark because Dominic’s school mascot in San Francisco, CA is the Town School Tigers. Dominic is an enthusiastic and intelligent boy. He loves learning and has a strong sense for doing what’s right. After learning about the senseless killing of sharks, he has declared that he wants to teach people to save the sharks. He plans on sharing the link to track Dominic the shark on the Internet with all his friends and family.
According to Dominic the boy, Dominic the shark is very good at telling jokes. He loves his iPhone and plays Angry Birds every day. His favorite food is chocolate cookie dough ice cream. He enjoys making up his own games on paper. He also likes to make his own videos and upload them to YouTube.
Check out Steve’s winning “save the oceans” video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTG6Iu-jY8Y. It was his entry ticket to accompanying our team on the research tagging trip.
Satellite Tagging: “Dominic” was carefully tagged with the latest in satellite tag technology providing us with one of the first opportunities to follow the long term movements of these threatened species. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Dominic’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.
Summit-at-Seas View our video.