// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘sam’;
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.
“Samrdquo; was carefully tagged with the latest in
satellite tag technology providing us with one of the first
opportunities to follow the long term movements of these threatened
species. Please keep checking back frequently to follow Wells Fargo’s
movements, which will be updated every few days as his 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.
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.