2016 Shark Fest
It’s a shark eat shark world out there. Come take a bite!
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 sharp nose, 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.
As a participant, you will:
- 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
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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.
Gulf Park at Long Beach — June 20-24
GCRL, Ocean Springs —
June 27-July 1 / July 11-15 / July 18-22 / July 25-29
Grades 7-12 — $375
View or download the 2016 Summer Camps flyer.
The fee is $375 per person. A $50 deposit is required with registration. For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8833.
Shark Fest participants prepare to tag a recently caught shark.