Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: May 2012
Location Tagged: Lower Keys, FL
Total Length (TL): 200cm
The Story Behind the Name: From the first moment that Dona, owner of Prana Yoga Center, heard about the Shark Research & Conservation Program there was no hesitation in the studio owner’s voice. “Let’s dedicate all proceeds of our Friday night community classes to helping the health of the oceans by sponsoring a shark tagging.” All the yogis, during the month of August community class, held a collective energy in their downward facing dogs to raise money for the upcoming shark tagging. In November Richard, the sponsor of community night, had the opportunity to join the shark tagging team out on the deep blue sea to observe first-hand these magnificent creatures. Next time you need to catch your breath, remember there’s a shark named Prana breathing into the Atlantic waters for you.
For more information on Prana Yoga Center in Coral Gables, Florida, visit: www.pranayogamiami.com.
Satellite Tagging: Prana 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 Prana’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.
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.