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Tracking Siorcan

Species: Great Hammerhead
Scientific Name: Sphyrna mokarran
Date Tagged: July 13, 2011
Location Tagged: Just off the Atlantic coast of Islamorada, Florida Keys
Gender: Male
Total Length (FL): 301cm

About Siorcan

The Story Behind the Name:
Siorcan is a powerful Great Hammerhead shark adopted by Amelia
Karenina Balonek and Faquiry Diaz. These two lucky individuals
joined the SRC team out in the field in the spring of 2011 for
a corporate trip. After seeing our work first hand, they gathered
together to pledge their support for sharks by adopting their
own shark. The name Siorcan comes from the Gaelic work for shark,
‘Siorc.’

Satellite Tagging:
Siorcan 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 Siorcan’s movements, which will
be updated every few days as her 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.