Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: September 10, 2012
Location Tagged: Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 157cm
The Story Behind the Name: We were in the Bahamas through Oracle Club Excellence, and my husband, Jeff, convinced me to go on the shark expedition. It was the experience of a lifetime, and we were so fortunate to be a part of it. I chose Noelle (which means “Christmas” as our daughter was born right after Christmas) as the tiger shark’s name because, like Noelle, they are both three years old, strong and incredibly beautiful. I was in the water when the research team found Noelle. When they released her she came right up to the glass section of the cage to say hello, as if she knew I would be the one who got to name her. When we started on the expedition I said to the research team, “I hope we get to see a tiger shark!” and sure enough, we did. Noelle and her twin brother, Zachary, are both fascinated by sharks, just like their daddy.
Satellite Tagging: Noelle was carefully tagged with the latest in satellite tag technology providing us with the first opportunity to follow the long term movements of these threatened species. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Noelle’s movements, which will be updated every few days as her satellite tag continues to send us real-time tracking data.
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.