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

Lightning Bolt

Tracking Lightning Bolt

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: October 24, 2013
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 344cm

About Lightning Bolt

The Story Behind the Name: Lightning bolt is a gorgeous tiger shark named in honor of the legendary rock band Pearl Jam. The band’s tenth studio album is titled Lightning Bolt.

Pearl Jam’s immense respect for the ocean and its creatures are frequently reflected in their music, now spanning over 20 years. As ocean advocates, it is only fitting that Pearl Jam now has shark named in their honor. Given drastic declines of many shark populations due to destructive fishing , Lightning Bolt will provide critical data to support shark conservation.


To learn more about Pearl Jam, visit www.pearljam.com.

To learn more about our shark conservation research, visit our Projects page for satellite tagging.

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

Google Maps renders in all modern browsers and mobile operating systems. For more details visit Google’s map support page to view detailed system requirements.


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.