// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘rosemarie’;
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: December 15, 2010
Location Tagged: West Bank, Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 305cm
The Story Behind the Name:
Shark-Key was adopted by a group of 20 individuals in the Key
Biscayne community. The group came together after Teri did an
interview with Dr. Hammerschlag on the Dunlap research program
for Channel 77 on Key Biscayne. The plight of the sharks, and
in turn the oceans, was so disturbing it motivated the Key
Biscayne residents and friends of residents to be a part of
this worthy project.
A group of 20 donors was formed to purchase a satellite tag and
share the news with their friends and community how they are
personally making a difference this Holiday Season.
The group was asked to submit suggestions for a name and the
winning entry was chosen for its originality and connection to
The group is extremely proud to be helping Dr. Hammerschlag,
the SRC Program and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School
of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
The original aim in forming this group was to motivate many
more groups of 20 and make cultural changes throughout the world
to truly protect these apex predators, and in turn our oceans.
One person can make a difference.
Satellite Tagging: Shark-Key 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 Shark-Key’s movements, which will be updated every few
days as her satellite tag continues to send us real-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.