// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘ted’;
Scientific Name: Sphyrna lewini
Date Tagged: Aprl 30, 2011
Location Tagged: Outer Reef, Florida Keys
Total Length (TL): 255cm
The Story Behind the Name:
Years before the SRC Program ever came into existence, Ted Davis
was instrumental in Dr. Neil Hammerschlag’s work to connect
research and outreach. As the Magnet coordinator for South
Broward County, he helped high school students assist Dr. Neil
in his Ph.D. research. Ted sought out grants to fund travel for
those students to attend a Great White Shark research trip in
South Africa with Dr. Neil. And when the South Florida Student
Shark Savers Program began, South Broward became the first
school to participate. Ted Davis can be called a ‘Founding
Father’ of SRC, and his efforts and support are invaluable.
Those who know Ted know that he is always good for an outdoor
adventure and impromptu natural history lesson. His gregarious
demeanor and love for camping, fishing, and education make him
the ideal mentor, friend, and visionary. We would like to thank
Ted for all he has done to make this program a reality.
Satellite Tagging: Ted was carefully tagged with the
latest in satellite tag technology providing us with the first
opportunity to follow the long term movements of these
Please keep checking back frequently to follow Ted’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.