// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘tc-fromme’;
Tracking TC Fromme
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: February 20, 2011
Location Tagged: Western Bahamas
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
For more information on Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, Inc.
please visit the website:
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.