Andros, Bimini, and the Berry Islands Sights

Bimini Biological Field Station Sharklab

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 09/28/2015

Fodor's Review

Often featured on the Discovery Channel and other TV shows, the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation's Sharklab was founded over 25 years ago by Dr. Samuel Gruber, a shark biologist at the University of Miami. Important research on the lemon, hammerhead, nurse, bull, and other shark species has furthered awareness and understanding of the misunderstood creatures. Visitors can tour the lab at low tide. The highlight is wading into the bay where the lab keeps several lemon sharks, rotating them on a regular basis. The tour leader gets in the pen with the sharks, captures one in a net, and speaks about its behaviors and common misconceptions people have of the lemon. Tours are offered daily but visitors must call in advance; the times aim for low tide.

Sight Information

Address:

South Bimini, , South Bimini, Bahamas

Phone:

242-347–4538

Sight Details:

  • $10 donation desirable
  • Call ahead for tour time; at low tide only

Published 09/28/2015

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