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Tracking Tennessee

Species: Tiger Shark
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: November 12, 2010
Location Tagged: Off the Atlantic side of the Florida Keys
Gender: Female
Total Length (TL): 184cm

About Tennessee

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

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.