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