UW photo and shark bio course at BBFS

Underwater Photography and Shark Biology at the Bimini Biological Field Station

A technical course in underwater photography and videography will be given at the Bimini Biological Field Station on 12-21 January 2006.  [Wetpixel editor Eric Cheng spent a month at the Sharklab in 2003] Course lectures will merge the latest in digital photography and high definition videography techniques with information on shark biology.  Dr Samuel H. Gruber director of the Bimini Biological Field Station  and Piers Warren, Director of Wildeye, writer, photographer, lecturer in wildlife film-making and founder of Filmmakers for Conservation will offer a series of lectures combined with field trips to reliably encounter a variety of species including lemon sharks, bull sharks, blacktip sharks, reef and blacknose sharks and possibly other species.  You will also be able to film the abundant and accessible southern stingray, yellow stingray, eagle ray and possibly the Atlantic manta.  Information on these species including photographs can be found at:


In addition to the lectures, evening films and hands-on training there will be daily field trips to safely get close to sharks, swim with them, observe and photograph their natural behavior.  This course is also ideal for those interested in shark biology, conservation, filmmaking/photography, and those wanting to experience several species of sharks and rays in their natural habitat.piers

Please contact Dr. Samuel H. Gruber at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information on tuition, venue and rendezvous time and location.  At this point, there are only 4 places remaining.