Sharkhead Shark Fest is an adventure. Participants learn about shark biology and habitats. Everyone dissects a shark to learn about their biology and reproductive systems. During the week students will board USM RV Jim Franks and head out in the Gulf of Mexico to long line for sharks. Our staff will teach students how to take critical measurements of the environment and how to measure and tag their own shark. The work done during the week will contribute to University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory fisheries research.