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sharkName = ‘mary-kent’;
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
For more information on Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc.
please visit the website:
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.