Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 20, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 322cm<
The Story Behind the Name: SRC’s Multi-Media Specialist Christine Shepard wanted to recognize all the love and support her fiancé provides by naming one of the gorgeous Bahamian Tiger Sharks after her. Sam Franklin is a charismatic Australian that shares a love for our planet’s oceans, no matter the hemisphere. She has dedicated much of her young adult life to education, whether it be as a teacher, special needs support worker, or Gender and Orientation speaker at the YES Institute. Her compassion and eternal optimism is contagious, making this world a better place one day at a time.
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.