// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘lj’;
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: November 6, 2010
Location Tagged: Everglades National Park
Total Length (TL): 173cm
The Story Behind the Name:
One of our longest standing members of the SRC team and family
is Leann Jennifer Winn. She has been a strong supporter of Dr.
Hammerschlag’s early work with shark conservation and outreach,
and continues to be today. As a full-time science teacher
at Palmer Trinity School, Leann brings a level of excitement and
expertise that reinforces the educational standpoint of SRC
research. Her ability to effectively motivate and communicate
with students while out on the water ensures that her students
receive the best experience possible. LJ, is named in honor of
this inspiring community leader and teacher.
LJ was carefully tagged with the latest in satellite tag technology
providing us with one of the first opportunities to follow the
long term movements of these threatened species. Please keep
checking back frequently to follow LJ’s movements, which will
be updated every few days as his 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.