Tiger shark Emma is the biggest, most famous and oldest female tiger shark of Tiger Beach Bahamas. She has been a super-model
for perhaps thousands of underwater photographers. After some years of absence, she was recently spotted again by the Epic team at Tiger beach. A bit more wrinkled perhaps, but still looking in good shape. I took the picture at the left of a pregnant
Emma 10 years ago. So assuming that she could then have been around 10 years old, her current age should not be far from 20 years.
Emma must have quite a number of grandsons and granddaughters swimming in the Bahamas territories, but DNA profiling is difficult in such a wide territory with many fathers remaining unknown. But it could tell how many of the residential female sharks that visit Tiger
Beach every year, belong to her offspring.