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TC Fromme

Tracking TC Fromme

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 20, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 286cm

About TC Fromme

The Story Behind the Name: TC Fromme was one of the 16 sharks tagged on the Bahamas Research Expedition in February 2011 with Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. As such, Jim Abernethy was given the opportunity to name a shark.

Jim Abernethy is a world-renowned underwater photographer and videographer. He had dedicated his life to honoring the oceans and their creatures. When given the opportunity to name his shark, Jim chose to honor his girlfriend. TC and Jim dated back in college, but parted ways for some years. A few years ago, the happy couple reunited and have been seeing each other ever since. TC compassionately supports Jim’s unwavering passion to protecting sharks, no matter the long hours and days away at sea.

For more information on Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc. please visit the website: http://www.scuba-adventures.com.

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.

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To animate our interactive shark tracking, play with the time slider tool in the map upper-left. Simply, go to the slider & separate the bottom left & right tabs by ~1/4”. Then click on the leading tab & drag it across the slider; or click play to automatically view tracks.