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