Tracking Mary Kent
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 19, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 365cm
About Mary Kent
The Story Behind the Name: Mary Kent was one of the 16 sharks tagged on the Bahamas Research Expedition in February 2011 with Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. As such, one of the participants aboard was given the opportunity to name a shark.
This Tiger Shark was named Mary Kent in honor of a five-year-old who loves the ocean. Like a Tiger Shark, Mary Kent command attention when she enters a room and enjoys eating just about anything. She loves animals and her parents hope that she will be one of the cornerstones of marine conservation so that her children and grandchildren can enjoy seeing them in their natural habitat too.
For more information on Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. please visit the website: http://www.scuba-adventures.com.
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.
This work is part of a collaboration among the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University and West Coast Inland Navigational District, supported by Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah.