Grant Johnson

In May of 2012, a crew from the Bimini Biological Field Station (SharkLab) spotted this HUGE smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) off the east side of Bimini. 

Five boats converged on the animal, and we were able to lasso the tail of this free-swimming behemoth. 

Sawfish are listed as Critically Endangered by the...

Bimini's lemon sharks are some of the island's most famous residents. Since Dr. Samuel Gruber opened the Bimini Biological Field Station (SharkLab) in 1990, literally hundreds of film and print media teams have come to the island to see these amazing animals.

From National Geographic magazine to "Shark Week" on the...

Great Hammerheads are surprisingly fragile sharks, and can easily die from stress when caught on a hook. They are also listed as an endangered species, and tagging them helps gain a bit of insight in to their life history.

We rigged up a pole spear as a shark-tagger so that we...

We caught and tagged this big female bull shark off the docks of the Bimini Blue Water Resort in Alice Town, North Bimini. 

The total length of the shark was 265cm, which is nearly 9 feet long.

As you can see, her gills had been previously damaged somehow, and by the looks...

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