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

Leigh Melton

Tracking Leigh Melton

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: March 7, 2014
Location Tagged: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 245cm

About Leigh Melton

The Story Behind the Name: The Roberts Family participated in a shark tagging trip in March 2014 and wanted to support future SRC research. They adopted this bull shark and named her after the their daughter, Leigh Melton, ESQ. Leigh graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1996 and is now a name parter in her law firm and the lead Trial Attorney within the firm. Leigh also teaches both ethics and professionalism at the University of Baltimore Law School. Who better to name a shark after?

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

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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.