Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 19, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 325cm
The Story Behind the Name: Rosemarie was one of the 16 sharks tagged on the Bahamas Research Expedition in February 2011 with Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. As such, one of the crewmembers aboard was given the opportunity to name a shark after someone special.
Matt Heath chose to name this shark after his mother Rosemarie. She was one of the few people who supported Matt’s decision to leave a lucrative career in Illinois to pursue his passion for the ocean. If it weren’t for her support and encouragement Matt believes that he never would have made it to his dream job working aboard Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures expeditions.
For more information on Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. please visit the website: http://www.scuba-adventures.com.
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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.