// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘lia’;

Tracking Lia

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: February 27, 2011
Location Tagged: Everglades National Park
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 245cm

About Lia

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.