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Why watch shark week on TV when you can live it?

Spend a week learning all about one of the ocean’s apex predators. Shark Fest participants may encounter Atlantic sharpnose, bonnethead, blacktip, spinner, hammerhead and bull sharks. Board vessels to long line for sharks and participate in shark research with our USM scientists by catching, tagging and releasing sharks.

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2024 Summer Camp Flyer

7th - 12th — $450     |    June 3-7 or June 10-14

Scholarship Application

As a participant, you will:shark fest girl with shark

  • Interact with GCRL scientists
  • Capture, tag, and release sharks
  • Contribute to ongoing research
  • Cruise aboard a GCRL research vessel
  • Receive a SHARK FEST t-shirt
  • Learn about sharks, skates, and rays
Sharkheads Shark Fest sessions are held on Monday through Friday from 8AM - 3PM.

Online Registration - Registration for Shark Fest is offered only online. Paper forms are no longer used. University faculty, staff, and students recieve 10% Discount on camp tuition!

The fee is $450 per person. Camp registration requires a $100 non-refundable deposit. 

For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email%20or call 228.818.8095.

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