The Caribbean’s Secret Shark Lab


The article “The Caribbean’s Secret Shark Lab” just reminded me of a place I would like to visit, the Bimini Biological Field Station (aka Bimini Sharklab) in South Bimini. But is it really a secret? I don’t think so. The Bimini Biological Field Station offers university courses (with institutions such as the University of Minnesota, Eckerd University, Florida Southern College, University of New Brunswick, Coastal Carolina University) and community outreach programs; hosts postdocs and visiting scientists; and keeps a public blog. It is also interesting to note that the Sharklab works in partnership with the Save Our Seas Foundation. All the same, it is gratifying to see blogs and journals bringing more awareness about institutions dedicated to the well-being of the environment. Here are excerpts from Caribbean Journal:

Far off in the outer islands of the Bimini archipelago of the Bahamas, there is a secret place. Here, off the tranquil turquoise coast, a team of researchers spends its days exploring one of the world’s most mysterious — and important creatures. This is the Bimini Biological Field Station or, as it’s more popularly known, the Sharklab.

First founded by marine biologist Dr. Samuel Gruber in 1990, the Bimini Sharklab has become one of the world’s leading stations studying elasmobranch fish fauna, or sharks and rays. [. . .]

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