Tracking Grandmaman 2
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: October 25, 2013
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 357cm
About Grandmaman 2
The Story Behind the Name: Shark-Tagging Grandmaman 2 was one of the sharks tagged on the Bahamas Research Expedition in October 2013 with Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. She is the adoptive shark of Mary and Gino Calleti. Their original Grandmaman shark stopped transmitting soon after deployment (oftentimes due to tag malfunction). So they could have a chance to personally track a shark for a more extended period of time, SRC named this tiger shark beauty Shark-Tagging Grandmaman 2. Here is the Calleti’s orginial story:
On March 18, 2013 my husband and I, along with 6 other Toyota dealers and their wives were in Ft. Lauderdale and enjoyed being part of the Shark Research & Conservation Program for shark research. We went out with marine biologist, Neil and his team from U of Miami. Where some days they might catch one or even see no sharks at all, Neil and his team were very pleased that there were 9 sharks caught and tagged on that day. We were encouraged to actively participate in the process of tagging the sharks. Our last catch was a tiger shark, which Neil was thrilled about since they are rarely seen around Florida. Their numbers are dropping quite rapidly and this team is studying them and trying to save them. Our shark (a female), which we adopted and named “Shark-Tagging Grandmaman,” was outfitted with a satellite so we can follow her migration online. We look forward to sharing this memorable experience most especially with our grandchildren so that they may develop a greater awareness to protect our planet. Our sincere thanks go out to Neil and his team for a most informative learning experience.
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