Spy on your favorite Tiger, Hammerhead, and Bull sharks in our custom-designed Google Earth interactive map.


Tracking Falco

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: November 6, 2010
Location Tagged: Everglades National Park
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 176cm

About Falco

The Story Behind the Name: Falco is named after Palmer Trinity School and their mascot the falcon. Students from PTS have participated in shark tagging expeditions with the Dunlap Program, and its predecessor SFSSP since 2007. Hundreds of students have had the opportunity to gain hands-on scientific research experience at a young age, increasing both appreciation and respect for the marine environment. We hope to continue enhancing the education of these young students for many years to come.

For more information on Palmer Trinity School, please visit: http://www.palmertrinity.org.

Satellite Tagging: Falco 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 Falco’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.

System Requirements

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To animate our interactive shark tracking, play with the time slider tool in the map upper-left. Simply, go to the slider & separate the bottom left & right tabs by ~1/4”. Then click on the leading tab & drag it across the slider; or click play to automatically view tracks.