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Sharkheads Shark Fest

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June 6-10 and June 13-17

Registration - coming soon!

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.

Registration Opens Spring 2022

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7th - 12th — $525     |    June 6-10 and June 13-17

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 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The fee is $525 per person. For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8095. 

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

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