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


Tracking Jon

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: August 19, 2010
Location Tagged: Off the Atlantic side of the Florida Keys
Gender: Male
Total Length (TL): 216cm

About Jon

The Story Behind the Name: Jon is named in gratitude of Jon Batchelor and the Batchelor Foundation. He has been supporting SRC with significant generous donations for many years, allowing our cutting-edge research to continue. Without such support, SRC would not be able to take as many students aboard for hands-on learning opportunities. We wanted to name a shark in his honor to show our appreciation.

Satellite Tagging: Jon was carefully tagged with the latest in satellite tag technology providing us with the first opportunity to follow the long term movements of these threatened species. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Jon’s movements, which will be updated every few days as his 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.