Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: November 12, 2010
Location Tagged: Off the Atlantic side of the Florida Keys
Total Length (TL): 184cm
The Story Behind the Name: Full of southern Tennessee charm, our intern Ashley Schenk brings a cheerful attitude aboard our shark expeditions. As a graduate student, she can also be one of the most focused and efficient members on the boat. We may give her a hard time about her home state, but we definitely could not imagine our shark trips without her.
Satellite Tagging: “Tennessee” 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 Tennessee’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.
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.