Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 19, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 403cm
The Story Behind the Name: Kori is the largest female Tiger shark tagged on the Bahamas Research Expedition in February 2011 with Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. She measured in at 13.2 feet! We felt that such a strong and beautiful individual should be given the name Kori, in honor of Sophie Bromenshenkel’s mother. Sophie is the youngest SRC volunteer, raising money for shark research from her home in Minnesota by selling lemonade, hot chocolate, cookies and much more. Behind every great child is a great mother. And this duo is unstoppable, raising thousands of dollars to support SRC research. The number of shark-shaped cookie batches they must bake&hellilp; wow! We are so grateful to have the support of not only Sophie, but her amazing mother Kori.
To read more about Sophie’s fundraising endeavors, check out our blog: http://www.sharkresearch.rsmas.miami.edu/blog/.
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.