2014 Shark Fest

It’s a shark eat shark world out there. Come take a bite!   Register Online!

Fish on!  A Shark Fest participant reels in a shark in Mississipi Sound.  The fish will be tagged and released.Shark dissection, identification and long lining... Oh my! Dive into the enthralling underwater world through the eyes of the oceans top predators. Visit the top shark fishing hotspots around the Barrier Islands aboard a research vessel. Catch and tag sharks to contribute to ongoing scientific research.

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As a participant, you will:


The fee is $375 per person, which includes a $25 fuel fee. A $50 deposit is required with registration. For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8833. For ages 12-18.  

Online Registration - Registration for Shark Fest is offered only online. Paper forms are no longer used.

2014 Shark Fest ScheduleDuring Shark Fest, sharks are caught, tagged, and released as part of an ongoing research program at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

Shark Fest sessions are held on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Currently scheduled sessions are listed below. We can also create a special session for your group.


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Shark Fest participants prepare to tag a recently caught shark.

Shark Fest participants prepare to tag a recently caught shark.