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Tracking Summit

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: April 10, 2011
Location Tagged: Berry Islands, Bahamas
Gender: Male
Total Length (TL): 206cm
Precaudal Length (PCL): 185cm

About Summit

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:

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.

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