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


Tracking Hoover

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: October 29, 2010
Location Tagged: Lee County waters off the west coast of Florida
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 170cm

About Hoover

The Story Behind the Name: The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation has been a consistent and powerful support of the Dunlap Program and its predecessor, SFSSP. Lacey Hoover is also the founder of Save The Blue, a partnership organization that participates in the crusade for marine conservation and education. She is an ambitious woman with big plans for both herself and her organizations. The Dunlap Program is strengthened immensely by this partnership and support. Together, we can multiply our effect on this globe.

Please feel free to learn more about Save The Blue at http://www.savetheblue.org and the Hoover Foundation at http://www.hwhfoundation.org.

Satellite Tagging: Hoover is among the first group of bull shark tagged with a Spot satellite tags in the Gulf of Mexico, providing us with one of the first opportunity to follow the long term movements of these threatened species in near real-time. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Hoover’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

Google Maps renders in all modern browsers and mobile operating systems. For more details visit Google’s map support page to view detailed system requirements.


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.