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Our Silver Level Donation allows you to symbolically adopt and NAME your very own large species of shark!

A LARGE shark could be a number of different species: Caribbean reef, blacktip, lemon, nurse, blacknose, tiger or bull shark! Please note that we cannot guarantee you will get your preferred species and sex but we will try our best to accomodate you! 

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


  • Individual PIT identification number

  • Sex & measurements of your shark

  • Capture Date

  • Method of Capture

  • Capture location

What is a PIT tag? Passive Integrated Transponders are small, rice sized microchips (each with a unique identifying code) very similar to the types of microchips used for pets. Each shark we catch is PIT tagged and this allows us to quickly find out if we are catching a new shark or a previously captured individual. PIT tags are not an active tracking tag, and we will only be able to update you on your shark if we recapture it.

  • 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.

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See our Florida Keys Research page for new Sponsor A Tag options and available acoustic and satellite tags!

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