Shark Lab in numbers

  • Age: 25 years
  • Surface: 2’400 square feet (60×40 ft) or 220 square meters of habitable space
  • Meals: 520’000+ meals served
  • Volunteers: 1’000+ international volunteers
  • Visitors: 17’500+ tourists, high school students and members of the public

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  • Doctoral students: 17
  • Master’s degree research: 33
  • Undergraduate degree research: 14
  • Courses: taught 2’500 students through university or marine biology courses
  • Publications: 97 peer-reviewed papers
  • Documentaries: 150+ productions: Mythbusters, River Monsters, Dirty Jobs, Animal Minds BBC1, Shark BBC1, Shark Week special with Peter Benchleys wife, Into the Womb (ultrasound pregnant lemon shark), etc
  • Sharks caught on Longlines since 1990: lemon (480), nurse (518), bull (29), blacktip (390), reef (5), hammerhead (3), stingray (2), tiger (710), sharpnose (33), blacknose (13)
  • Individual lemon sharks captured and DNA analysed: 3856
  • Acoustic tags since 1990: 230
  • Bimini array: 49 VR2 receivers
  • Boats: 22ft Twinvee, 20ft center console Sundance, 3x 16ft flatbottom skiff Sundance, 2x 17ft flatbottom skiff Sundance

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