// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘lester’;
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 20, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 329cm
The Story Behind the Name:
Lester was one of the 16 sharks tagged on the Bahamas Research Expedition in February 2011 with Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. As such, each team member was given the opportunity to name a shark.
SRC Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant Austin Gallagher chose
to honor his grandfather Lester with this shark. Dedicated and
passionate, Lester and Austin share a common work ethic. They
both work hard for what they believe in. And in Austin’s
words, his grandfather always has faith — in himself, in
others, in our world.
For more information on Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc.
please visit the website:
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.