// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘miko’;
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 20, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 325cm
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:
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.