Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Location Tagged: West Bank, Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 248cm
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.
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.