Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: June 5, 2010
Location Tagged: Just at the reef edge in the middle Keys
Total Length (TL): 221cm
Precaudal Length (PCL): 162cm
Fork Length (FL): 180cm
The Story Behind the Name: Our second tagged bull shark was named after the Assistant Dean of Advancement at RSMAS, Rose. She helps to generate the funding needed to keep the Dunlap Program growing, developing strong relationships with potential donors. We don’t know what we would do without her!
Satellite Tagging: Rose 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. She seems to be enjoying the waters of Biscayne Bay this summer, but please keep checking back frequently to follow Rose’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.