Volunteer Training

­After arriving in Bimini, all volunteers will be provided with training to allow them to effectively and safely undertake field work. This will include the following classes:
 
  • Tour of the house / lab
  • House rules and general guidelines
  • First Aid basics (Not a certifiable course)
  • Map class and orientation of Bimini’s landmarks and the surrounding waters
  • Boat safety and knot tying
  • Shark handling
  • Fishing & fish ID
  • Radio & GPS use
  • Data recording
  • Longline methods and shark ‘work-ups’
  • Appropriate social media use
The PhD candidates will also give talks about the stations current and past research so that volunteers know what type of projects / field work they will be assisting with during their stay.  
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