Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Shark Celebs of Bimini

Today is my third full day in Bimini, The Bahamas. I have a confession to make: I broke from my commitment not to eat fish and had some mahi-mahi fish sticks. There's something about sand and ocean that makes me want to eat fish.

The last few days have been full of meetings with local businesses, schools, and government officials to plan for a workshop my employer is hosting here on Friday. I've also had the chance to observe real shark science taking place.

Particularly exciting has been getting to meet some of the sharky personalities here in Bimini. We had dinner with Jillian and her husband our first night here. Yesterday she took me around Alice Town where we met some local students who champion the cause of shark conservation. Jillian is the mastermind behind Sharks4Kids and I feel like we've been tweeting at each other for years now.
And then yesterday I finally met Annie Anderson. Annie helped us launch the Shark Stanley campaign more than two years ago. We had coffee at her house yesterday and then she showed us how to unsuccessfully fish for shark bait.

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