The Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation (Shark Lab) was founded in 1990 by Dr. Gruber on the island of South Bimini, Bahamas. Over the years there have been several changes to the facilities since the Sharklab’s inception in 1990.
Our facility is designed to function as a “research vessel” on land. In this sense we are self-contained, self-sufficient, and conservation oriented.
The lab facility itself is a small wood-framed house located on the south shore of the island. It sits on a small parcel of land with a beach to the south and our small marina to the north. The structure contains living quarters as well as space for dining and of course conducting research. For the comfort of the crew the lab is centrally cooled and heated, when necessary.
The Sharklab can sleep up to 21 personnel consisting of a mixture of staff and volunteers. The crew are divided up into 5 “state rooms” Each of these rooms contains two bunks, with the staff room also having a futon. Within each room are many shelves and hooks for clothing, toiletries, and storage of personal items. Each room is also equipped with a personal sink.