107 – the Legend

Shark Stories

This female shark is a legend in Little Cayman. She is well known to local divers and a welcome visitor on dives. She was tagged with an acoustic tag in 2010. Back then she was 1.5 m long. Her nick name originates from her dorsal fin tag number “DOE #107”. Over the past 7 years, she has stayed around, survived a hook in her stomach, and grew to an estimated 2.2 m. By now she is the dominant female on the North wall of Little Cayman. She may show up during a dive, patrolling her home range.

Figure: Tagged female Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) on Little Cayman. Tag number: DOE 107.

Figure: Tagged female Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) on Little Cayman. Tag number: DOE 107.

Photo Credit: Anthony Scott

Karen Singh