Captain Wayne is the name of a large mako shark that is currently off the Mississippi delta with occasional jogs to the east to south of the Pensacola area. The shark is a male, 7 feet long and weighs 257 pounds. He was tagged March 19, 2018 off Port Aransas, Texas. His most recent ping was July 9 south of Biloxi. Captain Wayne has swum a total of 2,244 miles since he was tagged by scientists with the Harte Research Institute’s Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. The shark was named by the Johnson family for Wayne Timmerman, an avid outdoorsman who favorite place to be is on the water. Information provided by OCEARCH, which collects scientific data related to tracking and studying keystone marine species such as sharks, and uses that information to educate the public.