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

Prana

Tracking Prana

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: May 2012
Location Tagged: Lower Keys, FL
Gender: Male
Total Length (TL): 200cm

About Prana

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.

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.

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.