PLATINUM level donation
Our Platinum Level Donation allows you to sponsor a fin-mounted satellite tag on a Tiger or Great Hammerhead shark!
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.
IMPORTANT: these tags are only put out on research-specific and size-specific sharks, and we currently have a short waiting list at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic delaying our research. If you would like to discuss the the adoption package please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will send you a certificate of your sponsored shark's information including:
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/ZOOM call from Shark Lab President Matt Smukall
PHOTOGRAPHS of your shark (when possible!)
Please note: The data collected by these tags is owned exclusively by the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation and cannot be used by the donor or general public for publication or any form of scientific or research purposes.
What is a satellite tag? We are using Wildlife Computers fin-mounted satellite tags on mature/pregnant female Tiger sharks, and on mature Great Hammerhead sharks. These tags are mounted onto the dorsal fin of the shark, and connect to satellites when the tag antenna breaks the water's surface. This transmits the location of the shark, and we are able to track it's movements via a specialized Google Earth Map.
Your adopted 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 USA 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible as appropriate by law.