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

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

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.