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2016 Annual newsletter
Read all about our 2016 highlights and experiences in our annual newsletter!
PIT 2015 Results
Our annual PIT project is the most important event in the Sharklab calendar, and 2015 was the 21st anniversary of this tagging project. 12 nights of active gill-netting isn't easy, but our teams this year did fantastically well!
Staff, Volunteer, and Principal Investigator Blog Release
We only recently started this blog to give our minds a creative, reflective outlet. We're hoping this helps divulge insider's information on our research, life in the lab, struggles and triumphs of marine biologists for any curious readers on the outside.
Nurse shark Accelerometer Deployment
Early 2014 saw one of our Principal Investigators, Lauran Brewster, deploy tri-axial accelerometers on 4 juvenile Nurse sharks (Ginglysmostoma cirratum) around the island of South Bimini, Bahamas.
Sharklab Monthly Highlights Video
Check out our monthly video...put together by current intern Jack Massuger. In it he brilliantly gives an insight into volunteer life at the station including: longlining for tiger sharks, our hammerhead tagging research, and a profile on the Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi).
Great Hammerhead Naturalist Course
From time to time the Bimini Biological Field Station (BBFS) offers a non-technical course in the general conservation and biology of sharks. This features illustrated lectures, daily field trips, presentations and personal encounters with several species of actively feeding, free-swimming sharks. The entire 6-day course is...
Petition to Protect the Adult Lemon Shark Aggregation in Florida
The well-documented lemon shark aggregation that occurs during the months of January to April/May off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, is in trouble. NOAA implemented a rule changing the opening date of the 2013 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season from July 1st to January 1st, putting the lemon...
The Sharklab Shows Support for the North Bimini Marine Reserve
As the 2013 Cacique Award winner for Sustainable Tourism, the BBFSF would like to strongly urge that finalizing the full protection for the North Bimini Marine Reserve (NBMR) be made an immediate priority. The NBMR encompasses an area of unequaled ecological importance, and also provides the foundation for...
The PIT Project 2013
From South Africa to Brazil, from the US to the UK over to Belgium and finally France, 29 people from all over the world came together for the 19th BBFSF annual juvenile lemon shark population census in Bimini, Bahamas. Despite the blood sucking mosquitos and lightening illuminating...