Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: February 1, 2013
Total Length (TL): 189cm
The Story Behind the Name: Lolo is a seven foot teenage female Bull Shark. She is named after Laurel, an aspiring Marine Scientist. When Laurel’s baby sister was learning to talk, she called Laurel … Lolo and it has stuck with her. During an incredible visit to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, we had an amazing opportunity to experience shark tagging through the Shark Research & Conservation Program. The excitement on the boat was phenomenal as we caught Lolo. It was all hands on as Laurel observed and performed several procedures. After releasing Lolo, we immediately caught a second bull shark. The energy all around was so special. After such a memorable experience, we couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you to the SRC program than to adopt a shark on the spot. Luckily, we could also secure matching funds from the McDonald’s Corporation to double our donation for another shark tag to be used in the future.
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.