Volunteer and help research sharks and rays in Bimini, Bahamas.

Bimini Shark Lab

Volunteer with Bimini Shark Lab


Who
: Bimini Shark Lab

Where: Bimini, Bahamas

Focus: Shark and ray research

When: Non-flexible start dates, five times a year – January 3rd, April 15th, June 15th, August 15th, and December 15th

Duration: Min. 2 month stay (3-4 months recommended)

Suitability: 18-35. Excellent for marine biology students and graduates or anybody interested in pursuing a career in marine research.

Independent Research: Limited number of independent research positions available for graduates and undergraduates. e.g. Undergraduate Dissertations, MSc Theses and Doctoral Theses.

Application: Due to busy schedules, volunteers should apply at least 4-6 months in advance.

Cost: 1 month from USD 875.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Take part in intensive field research, learning practical and theoretical skills that will enhance prospects as a future scientist.
  • Assist PhD students gather data for their projects
  • Learn how to properly handle sharks, tracking techniques, data recording and conducting behavioural observations.
  • Be trained in boat safety, knot tying, fixing nets, setting longlines and cutting bait.
  • Become part of a team helping with the general upkeep of the research lab, cooking meals, and assisting with the daily running of the station.

The Base

Accommodation: Volunteers live at the research station with three full time PhD students and six staff members.

Sleeping: Single-sex dorm rooms with a maximum of 4 people per room.

Food: 3 meals a day, prepared by staff and volunteers on a rotational basis. Sundays are self-catering.

Base size: Max. 10 volunteers.

Support: 24-hour on-site volunteer support

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