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sharkName = ‘yuti’;
Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Date Tagged: September 8, 2011
Location Tagged: Hawaii
Total Length (TL): 405cm
The Story Behind the Name:
Priya Bharath is originally from India, but currently resides
in Dubai, UAE. Though a marketer by profession, she has been
fascinated by nature and wildlife since childhood. One of her
first memories is spotting a Bengal Tiger in Jim Corbett National
Park. An awesome experience for Priya!
Sharks have always intrigued Priya, even if tempered with a hint
of fear. The shark tagging experience in Hawaii with Oracle was
both fascinating and enlightening. She wishes to see shark
populations thrive, and has adopted this shark to help make this
The name Yuti is a Sanskrit name, one of the oldest languages
of India, and perhaps the world, dating back to 8–2 millennium
BCE. Yuti means ‘unity,’ or ‘continuity.’ This is representative
of the continuity in shark populations over the past 440 million
years. Yuti is a salute to all sharks.
During the tagging expedition, this individual shark was
surprisingly cooperative. As Priya describes, she had an attitude
of ‘get along with it; get what information you need and let me
be.’ Many sharks fight, but Yuti seemed to have an understanding
that the quicker the scientists finished, the sooner she’d be
back swimming in the deep blue.
Yuti was carefully tagged with the latest in satellite tag
technology providing us with the first opportunity to follow the
long term movements of these threatened species. Please keep
checking back frequently to follow Yuti’s movements, which will
be updated every few days as her 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.