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Researchers nickname newly tagged shark 'Duval'

Ocearch researchers have tagged a new tiger shark nicknamed "Duval."
Ocearch researchers have tagged a new tiger shark nicknamed "Duval."

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – OCEARCH's Expedition Jax tagged its third tiger shark in two weeks Tuesday off the coast of northeast Florida.

The most recent shark is a male about 8 feet long, and researchers dubbed him "Duval."

Another immature male shark, which the researchers named Viper, was tagged Friday morning just off Fernandina Beach. Since then, Viper has been tracked north off Jekyll and St. Simons islands.

Expedition Jax tagged a female tiger shark about 100 miles east of the Florida-Georgia border about a week earlier.

Viper is named for the Space Coast Junior and Senior High School in Cocoa, whose students drove two hours to visit the OCEARCH ship.
    
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