// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘ray-j’;

Tracking Ray-J

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: March 26, 2010
Location Tagged: Just off the west coast of Florida in
Lee County waters
Gender: Male
Total Length (TL): 263cm
Precaudal Length (PCL): 190cm
Fork Length (FL): 210cm
Photo

About Ray-J

The Story Behind the Name: We would like to thank our
friends up in Ft. Myers for their help and cooperation during
our occasional shark trips up that way. Ray-J the shark was
named in honor of a generous donor who made it possible for us
to purchase enough satellite tags for the extra trips (which
turned out to be quite full of beautiful, big tiger sharks).
These tags are quite expensive, so every donation is greatly
appreciated.

Satellite Tagging: Ray-J 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 Ray-J’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.