Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 19, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 325cm
The Story Behind the Name: Hanna was one of the 16 sharks tagged on the Bahamas Research Expedition in February 2011 with Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. As such, one of the participants aboard was given the opportunity to name a shark after someone special.
Tony Faint decided to name this shark after his eldest niece, Hanna. She absolutely loves the water, thirsting for the chance to go diving since she turned 6-years-old. In August 2011, Hanna’s wait will finally end when she turns 11 and Tony is able to certify her in SCUBA. She will be a priceless addition to the SCUBA community, as well as the Marine Conservation community.
For more information on Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. please visit the website: http://www.scuba-adventures.com.
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.
This work is part of a collaboration among the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University and West Coast Inland Navigational District, supported by Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah.