Spy on your favorite Tiger, Hammerhead, and Bull sharks in our custom-designed Google Earth interactive map.

Miko

Tracking Miko

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 20, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 325cm

About Miko

The Story Behind the Name: Miko 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.

Connie Tchang named this shark with her nickname, Miko. This name is a Japanese term that anciently meant a female shaman or spirit medium who conveys oracles from Kami (spirit; gods). Presently the term refers to a shrine maiden who serves at Shinto shrines. Connie had a strong presence onboard during the expedition. She volunteered to help with all aspects of the tagging process with enthusiasm. The Dunlap team is grateful for her continued support for marine conservation worldwide.

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.

System Requirements

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Instructions

To animate our interactive shark tracking, play with the time slider tool in the map upper-left. Simply, go to the slider & separate the bottom left & right tabs by ~1/4”. Then click on the leading tab & drag it across the slider; or click play to automatically view tracks.