// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘prana’;
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.
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.