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