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


Tracking Ortiz

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: June 1, 2017
Location Tagged: Florida Keys, FL
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 289 cm

About Ortiz

The Story Behind the Name: My name is Megan Cairns. I live in Saco, Maine and am 16-years-old. My uncle, Jack Haley, adopted a shark for me for Christmas. I would like to name the shark after my favorite baseball player, David Ortiz.

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.