// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘roncalli’;
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: June 7, 2013
Location Tagged: Islamorada, Florida Keys
Total Length (TL): 289cm
The Story Behind the Name:
In September 2012, Oracle’s Club Excellence joined the SRC research team for 4 days of shark tagging in Nassau, Bahamas. During these trips, participants competed for a chance to name one of the Oracle sponsored satellite tagged sharks. Richard Byrne won this privilege, and has named his shark Roncalli.
“On a trip to the Bahamas we won the chance to track and name a shark. This shark, Roncalli, is named after my house, which is named after Pope John John XXIII Angelo Roncalli.”
Roncalli 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 Roncalli’s movements, which
will be updated every few days as her 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.