Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: February 27, 2011
Location Tagged: Everglades National Park
Total Length (TL): 245cm
The Story Behind the Name: Lia is short for Liautaud, in honor of the Liautaud family. John and Lorraine Liautaud have taken steps to ensure the work of the Shark Research & Conservation Program continues with vigor and vitality. They have adopted 5 sharks as a gift to their family. Their children and grandchildren have been able to come aboard multiple SRC tagging expeditions to experience the excitement of real life conservation efforts. John and Lorraine believe that the best gift they can bestow is creating wonderful family memories together. They are grateful to the program for these educational adventures. And we are equally grateful for their support and direct participation.
Satellite Tagging: Lia was carefully tagged with the latest in satellite tag technology providing us with the first opportunity to follow the long term movements of these threatened species. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Lia’s movements, which will be updated every few days as her satellite tag continues to send us real-time tracking data.
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.