Tracking Dr. V
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: January 28, 2011
Location Tagged: Everglades National Park
Total Length (TL): 160cm
Fork Length (FL): 135cm
Pre-Caudal Length (PCL): 120cm
About Dr. V
The Story Behind the Name: Dr. V is named in honor of Dr. José A. Vicente, the President of Miami-Dade College (MDC) North Campus. Recently, MDC made a significant donation to the Shark Research & Conservation Program to support our satellite tag research. We are also greatly looking forward to having students from their outstanding Environmental Studies program onboard our upcoming shark tagging expeditions. In Dr. V’s words, “In 1960, Miami Dade College made its humble beginnings here, on what is now called the North Campus. From its inception, the priority has been to engage our diverse and vibrant community through academia, while improving the quality of their lives and empowering them with essential learning to become contributing participants in this community’s social, cultural and economic development. As the needs of Miami-Dade County have changed over the years, so has the North Campus and the role it plays as a dynamic participant in raising the level of service to our community and beyond.” We would like to thank Dr. Vicente for his generous participation in our conservation, outreach and education initiatives.
Satellite Tagging: Dr. V 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. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Lia’s movements, which will be updated every few days as her 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.