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

Park

Tracking Park

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: November 2011
Location Tagged: Key Largo, FL
Gender: Male
Total Length (TL): 205cm
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About Park

The Story Behind the Name: Park the shark is named after Parkman Steinhour, a very special 6-year-old boy. For his birthday, Park’s dad Jeff adopted a shark with the SRC Program. What a great gift! The sharks have been a bit evasive lately during tagging trips, but the team finally was able to put out a new satellite tag on a big Bull shark this November. Park the shark measures in at over 6’8” He is quite the powerhouse!

Parkman is a fun-loving six-year-old. He loves soccer, hanging out with his friends and his sisters, and playing Angry Birds. Just like Parkman, Park the shark loves fishing (although they likely have different strategies for catching the fish), and feels quite at home in the ocean.

Thanks to the Steinhour family, another shark has joined the SRC family, providing critical information to help protect all the sharks in South Florida.

Park 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 Park’s 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.

System Requirements

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Instructions

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.