Tracking Lightning Bolt
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: October 24, 2013
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
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.
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