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


Tracking Nika

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: April 26, 2015
Location Tagged: Key Biscayne, Florida
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 270 cm

About Nika

The Story Behind the Name: The Board of Governors of the State University System wanted to thank Nika Hosseini, the daughter of its Chair Mori Hosseini, for giving up her time to help tag a beautiful and fierce bull shark to be named after her father. Appropriately, a gorgeous tiger shark will be named “Nika.’ Nika is a student of the environment and cares deeply for our oceans. The word “tiger” is more than appropriate to describe this talented individual.

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.

System Requirements

Google Maps renders in all modern browsers and mobile operating systems. For more details visit Google’s map support page to view detailed system requirements.


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.