Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: April 10, 2011
Location Tagged: Berry Islands, Bahamas
Total Length (TL): 206cm
Precaudal Length (PCL): 185cm
The Story Behind the Name: Summit the Shark is a 7-foot Bahamian tiger shark who joined the team after being satellite tagged by University of Miami scientists at Summit at Sea. Admired for his superlative focus when pursuing his goals, Summit spends his days patrolling reefs, snacking on grouper, maintaining the balance of life in the ocean, and spreading the Summit Series message to the rest of the marine community. While he’s not always the most visible of team members, he certain is one of the most well traveled.
Summit Series is a community of the world’s leading millennial entrepreneurs dedicated to using business as a tool to improve the world. Every year the community comes together for a three-day conference that mixes intellectual discourse and business development with music, adventure, and fun. Past attendees include Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, The Roots, Beth Comstock, Sean Parker, and Kristen Bell. Altruism is a significant component of any Summit event, and for Summit at Sea the ocean was a major focus. Through keynotes, panels, discussions, and activities, attendees were exposed to ocean issues and conservation and some even joined the University of Miami on a shark tagging trip in the Bahamas—which is how Summit the Shark became a Summit team member. Ocean conservation is one of the most important issues of the today; without healthy oceans it’s impossible to have healthy businesses.
For more information on Summit Series, please visit the website: www.summitseries.com.
Satellite Tagging: “Summit” 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 Summit’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.
Summit-at-Seas View our video.