Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 19, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 335cm
The Story Behind the Name: Kevin was one of the 16 sharks tagged on the Bahamas Research Expedition in February 2011 with Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. As such, one of the participants aboard was given the opportunity to name a shark.
Kevin Booker was a volunteer aboard the expedition and the only non-diving participant. His patience with the long hours onboard was felt and appreciated by all. Kevin grew up loving sharks, but drifted away from the oceans as he grew up. Recently he rediscovered his love for the water and hopes to become SCUBA certified soon.
For more information on Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. please visit the website: http://www.scuba-adventures.com.
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.
This work is part of a collaboration among the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University and West Coast Inland Navigational District, supported by Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah.