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


Tracking Pancake

Species: Tiger
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Location Tagged: West Bank, Bahamas
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 248cm

About Pancake

Rachel Silverstein, a PhD student at the Rosenstiel School, was interested in raising awareness about shark conservation, and arranged with RJD to take out a bunch of her non-marine biologist friends for a day of shark education and, or course, shark sampling and tagging. Her dad, Elliott, had a lifelong fear of sharks but by the end of the day he was excited to teach others what he had learned, and to track Pancake online! The whole group was thrilled to take part in shark conservation and share why sharks are important to their friends and family.

Donated by:
Roy Altman, Lawrence Armentano, Andrew Carter, Jonah Dickstein, Anton Diego, Kristi Gomez, Amy Kilmon, Nathaniel Sandler, Rachel Silverstein, Elliott Silverstein, Daniel and Celia Villalobos, Vanessa Chen, Steve Fett, and Kathy Brookfield.

Satellite Tagging: Pancake 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 Pancake’ movements, which will be updated every few days as his 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.

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

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.