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"NAME A SHARK" SPONSORSHIPS

  • Your shark will be a UNIQUE and INDIVIDUAL shark: No one else in the world will have the same tagged shark as you! 

  • In an effort to remain environmentally friendly all certificates will be sent as an image file to your email address. 

  • Tax Deductible — The Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation is a Florida not-for-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible as appropriate by law.

BRONZE LEVEL

In return for a $50 'Bronze Level' donation you will be able to NAME your very own juvenile lemon shark & will receive our donation pack! 

We will send you a certificate of your juvenile lemon shark's information including:

  • Shark's NAME & PHOTOGRAPH

  • Individual PIT Identification number

  • Sex & measurements of your shark

  • Approximate age

  • Capture information

The lemon sharks of Bimini have been studied by the Lab for over 3 decades! We conduct a population survey annually and have an ongoing DNA "Family Tree" project for these special sharks!

SILVER LEVEL

In return for a $100 'Silver Level' donation you will be able to NAME your very own Large shark of Bimini & will receive our donation pack!

A LARGE shark of Bimini could be a number of different species: Caribbean reef, blacktip, lemon, blacknose, large nurse or bull shark! We don't know what species of shark we get until we catch it for you!

We will send you a certificate of your large shark's information including:

  • Shark's NAME & PHOTOGRAPH

  • Individual PIT and CASEY tag identification numbers

  • Sex & measurements of your shark

  • Capture Date

  • Method of Capture

  • Capture location

GOLD LEVEL

In return for a $350 'Gold Level' donation you will be able to NAME your very own shark which we will tag with an acoustic transmitter!

Acoustic transmitters are invaluable in studying the sharks of Bimini. Depending on our research schedule, your shark could be a tiger, lemon, Caribbean reef or bull shark! We don't know what species of shark we get until we catch it for you!

We will send you a certificate of your OWN sharks information including:

  • Shark's NAME & PHOTOGRAPH

  • Individual PIT tag identification number

  • Transmitter number

  • Sex & measurements of your shark

  • Location and movement information
    Please note: these tags are only put out on research-specific and size-specific sharks so the wait for your shark may be a little longer at times. If you would like the adoption package by a certain date, please contact media@biminisharklab.com.

ROSE GOLD LEVEL

In return for a $500 'Rose Gold Level' donation you will be able to sponsor one of Bimini's FAMOUS Great Hammerhead sharks! 

The Great Hammerheads of Bimini are world famous and have been documented annually by the Shark Lab for a decade. You will be sponsoring either a KNOWN individual hammerhead or a NEW ARRIVAL! 

We will send you a certificate of your sponsored shark's information including:

  • Shark's NAME (our Hammerheads are named after Greek Gods and Goddesses) & PHOTOGRAPH

  • Individual identification guide

  • Acoustic Transmitter number

  • Sex & measurements of your shark

  • Details on your shark’s behaviour and feeding habits 

  • Updates on sightings and movement patterns around Bimini

Your Great Hammerhead sponsorship will help support our PI Vital Hiem's PhD Research Project.

PLATINUM LEVEL

In return for a $2,000 'Platinum Level' donation you will actually purchase a SATELLITE TAG and satellite time for our TIGER SHARK or GREAT HAMMERHEAD projects!

Satellite tags play a crucial role in our shark research and help our Principal Investigators assess regional movement and identify important pupping/nursery grounds for highly mobile shark species.

You will receive a CERTIFICATE with all of your shark’s capture and identification data as well as: 

  • Link for REAL TIME updates on satellite transmissions  for the duration of the tag's battery life (4-12 months)

  • Project information package 

  • Personal phone/Skype call from Shark Lab President Matt Smukall or Principal Investigator Vital Heim to discuss your shark and the research project and answer your questions

  • PHOTOGRAPHS of your shark

DIAMOND LEVEL

Two people three day visit to the station - including accommodation at a nearby beachfront holiday apartment. Choose from (time of year dependent): 

  • Caribbean reef shark feed and snorkel

  • Great hammerhead freediving 

  • Shallow water longlining for tigers, blacktips, lemons and more.

  • Catching and tagging adult bull sharks

  • Hand feeding wild juvenile lemon sharks in a pristine mangrove lagoon

  • Deep water longline for adult tiger sharks
    Please contact admin@biminisharklab.com to plan your trip or ask any questions regarding this donation

In return for the 'Diamond Level', our highest donation option of $10,000 you will be able to visit the station and choose from a selection of activities and research techniques to get involved in!