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Tracking Kori

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 19, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 403cm

About Kori

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.