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