Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation (BBFSF)
Established in 1990 by Dr. Samuel Gruber, today the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation (BBFSF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization located on the island of South Bimini, Bahamas.
The mission of the BBFS Foundation is to advance our knowledge of the biology of marine animals especially the heavily impacted elasmobranch fish fauna (sharks and rays); to educate future scientists at undergraduate and graduate levels; and to disseminate our research results to advance the field of marine science and conservation biology, as well as raise public perception and awareness of sharks and other marine species.
Understanding the biology of sharks and rays and the role that they play in the marine ecosystem through cutting edge field and laboratory research, spanning multiple disciplines such as molecular and behavioural ecology, physiology, conservation and sensory biology.
Educating future scientists by providing opportunities for students to design and conduct research projects at the undergraduate and graduate level, to complete advanced university degrees in the marine sciences; and through voluntary training as interns, thus advancing their field experience and skills.
Enhancing conservation and awareness by disseminating our results to both the public (tours of our facility, talks, TV documentaries, social media, posters and blogs) and scientists (peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations and posters, fishery reports and books).
The Bimini Biological Field Station operates year-round, giving students, visitors and scientists the opportunity to learn more about sharks and the important role they play. The generosity of ocean enthusiasts helps the organization continue its long-term research efforts and contributes to the conservation of many cnidarian species.
Make a difference in ocean conservation! Support BBFSF through sponsorship, merchandise purchases, and the opportunity to name sharks. By contributing, you play a vital role in preserving our oceans. Your sponsorship helps fund vital research, conservation efforts, and educational programs. Purchase our eco-friendly merchandise to raise awareness and support habitat restoration. Adopt a shark and give it a meaningful name through our Shark Naming Program. Together, let's protect our oceans for a brighter future.
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