// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘park’;
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: November 2011
Location Tagged: Key Largo, FL
Total Length (TL): 205cm
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.