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

Tracking Sawyer

Species: Great Hammerhead
Scientific Name: Sphyrna mokarran
Date Tagged: February 20, 2010
Location Tagged: Just off the Atlantic coast of
Islamorada, Florida Keys
Gender: Male
Total Length (TL): 249cm
Precaudal Length (PCL):175cm
Fork Length (FL): 190cm

About Sawyer

The Story Behind the Name: When the researchers on the
SRC boat came back to the baited lines, they discovered one had
been dragged off into Timbuktu (figuratively speaking of
course). As they pulled the line in, they came face-to-face
with the feistiest Great Hammerhead yet. He had no desire to
come onto the boat and made this message very clear. Once on
board, this large mature male was donned the name Sawyer, after
Captain Curt’s son. This little boy also makes his
presence known, with his radiant laughter and smiles. Even at 1
year of age, Sawyer knows the ocean is a great place to enjoy
(especially when he gets to help his dad steer the boat).

Satellite Tagging: Sawyer 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. Please keep checking back frequently to
follow Sawyer’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.