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Q: DO YOU HAVE COVID TESTING AND HOW CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

A: NO, COVID TESTING IS NOT AVAILABLE HERE AS WE ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO OFFER TESTING TO THE PUBLIC. IT IS RESERVED FOR IN-HOUSE MEMBERS OF THE SHARK LAB. YOU CAN RECEIVE A COVID TEST FROM JAVON HEALTH CLINIC ON THE NORTH ISLAND. APPOINTMENTS CAN BE MADE AT THIS NUMBER: 1-242-347-3123

 

Q: CAN I VOLUNTEER DURING MY VACATION TO BIMINI?

A: NO. DUE TO THE TIME IT TAKES TO TRAIN OUR VOLUNTEERS, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR A FEW DAYS HERE AT THE LAB. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED THERE ARE OPTIONS YOU CAN LOOK INTO HERE (FIELD EXPEDITION, NATURALIST COURSE, UNIVERSITY COURSES, INTERNSHIPS, DONATIONS)

 

Q: HOW CAN I WORK AT THE SHARK LAB?

A: OUR LONG TERM SHARK LAB CREW ARE HERE AS VOLUNTEERS, AND ARE TYPICALLY SELECTED TO TAKE ON MORE RESPONSIBILITY AFTER THEY HAVE SHOWN EXCEPTIONAL SKILLS DURING THEIR INTERNSHIP PERIOD. OCCASIONALLY WE MAY ADVERTISE TO HIRE VOLUNTEERS FOR VERY SPECIFIC POSITIONS.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE SCUBA AVAILABLE?

A: NO. WE UTILIZE SCUBA HERE AT THE LAB FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DIVING IN BIMINI, THERE IS A LOCAL DIVE OPERATOR (NEAL WATSON'S BIMINI SCUBA CENTER) THAT YOU CAN LOOK INTO FOR LOCAL DIVING OPPORTUNITIES.

 

Q: DO YOU OFFER DIVING/FREEDIVING TRIPS TO SEE SHARKS?

A: WE OFFER EDUCATIONAL, RESEARCH BASED ECO-TOURISM TRIPS CALLED FIELD EXPEDITIONS WHICH INCLUDES SOME SNORKELLING EXCURSIONS WITH SHARKS. PLEASE VISIT OUR FIELD EXPEDITION PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT THIS INCLUDES. WE DO NOT OFFER DAY TRIPS. WE RECOMMEND BIMINI SCUBA CENTER FOR SHARK DIVING TOURISM.

 

Q: HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO VOLUNTEER?

A: WE REQUIRE THAT ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS BE 18 YEARS OF AGE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING HANDS ON BEFORE YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE, YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR FIELD EXPEDITIONS WHICH ARE FOR ALL AGES (MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A GUARDIAN.)

 

Q: CAN I DO A MASTERS OR PHD PROJECT AT THE SHARK LAB?

A: PLEASE SEE OUR VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON PROJECT STUDENTSHIPS, AND OUR PHD INFORMATION PAGE. IF YOU ARE READY WITH A DETAILED PROJECT PROPOSAL, PLEASE CONTACT MATTSMUKALL@BIMINISHARKLAB.COM.

 

Q: CAN WE GET A TOUR?

A: WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND BOOK A TOUR PAGE AS WE WILL UPDATE IT AS SOON AS WE OPEN OUR DOORS AGAIN.

 

Q: WHAT KIND OF SHARKS AND RAYS DO YOU SEE IN BIMINI?
A: GREAT HAMMERHEAD SHARKS (DEC-APRIL), CARIBBEAN REEF SHARKS (ALL YEAR), LEMON SHARKS (ALL YEAR), TIGER SHARKS (ALL YEAR), BULL SHARKS (WINTER), NURSE SHARKS (ALL YEAR), BLACKTIP SHARKS (ALL YEAR), SOUTHERN STINGRAY (ALL YEAR), EAGLE RAYS (ALL YEAR). PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR SHARKS OF BIMINI PAGE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

 

Q: DO YOU SELL YOUR LOGO T-SHIRTS?
A: OUR OFFICIAL LOGO APPAREL IS NOT SOLD ONLINE, AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN BIMINI. WE OCCASIONALLY RUN T-SHIRT FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS THROUGH OUR BONFIRE STORE. WE ARE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT!