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