Tina the Tiger

The research team tagged a tiger shark in Grand Cayman on 4th December 2010. We called her Tina. At 10.5 ft Tina was thought to be around 8 years old. Tina was one of our first tiger sharks to be tagged. She was a lovely shark and with electronic tags we tracked her movements from December 2010. Over the study period she traveled far distances returning twice to Cayman. Tina the tiger became the ambassador for our children’s programme to bring awareness to kids about sharks and what great animals they are. While tiger sharks are large and predatory, they can be quite curious about people in the water and are not immediately out to be aggressive. Tiger sharks get their name from the pretty stripy pattern on their body. Rays and turtles are Tina's favourite food of which she finds lots Cayman. 

 

Karen Singh