Check out this great article by our good friend and collaborator David Shiffman (@whysharksmatter)! Our own Director Catherine Macdonald is quoted in here sharing her perspective on human-wildlife conflict and coexisting with sharks!
The team here at Field School has worked in the Bahamas for years. Some of us got our start in shark research at the Bimini Sharklab, or worked on Shark Research and Conservation Program studies at Tiger Beach. We've loved every moment working in Abaco with the team at the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization on our "Shared Waters" project studying Sperm Whales. We've been part of research teams tracking Nassau Grouper in the Berry Islands and off the east coast of Andros, and acted as a mothership for expeditions studying the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish with Dr. Dean Grubbs from the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab on the west coast of Andros.
The Bahamas is a place we love deeply, and the catastrophic damage from Hurricane Dorian means that our friends there need your help. Please, please consider making a donation to one of the following highly reputable organizations working to provide relief to the people and animals on the devastated islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco.
Bahamas Red Cross
Global Empowerment Mission
Humane Society of Grand Bahama
If you're based in Miami, also feel free to reach out to us for more information on how you can volunteer to help locally.
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