Shark Research Institute – 2019 Winter Auction II
Auction Ends: Dec 13, 2019 10:00 PM EST

Unique Experiences

Meet Dean Fessler (aka THE Shark Man), for lunch or dinner in NJ or Philadelphia

Item Number
15
Estimated Value
$50 USD
Sold
$110 USD to tl85f8fd7
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description

Meet Dean Fessler (aka THE Shark Man), for lunch or dinner in NJ or Philadelphia

Dean encountered his first shark (a four-foot nurse shark) in 1978 while snorkeling off the Florida Keys as a marine biology student at the University of Miami. Later, he moved to San Diego to work with blue and mako sharks, and studied hammerhead sharks and whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez.  Next, he joined the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography where he gave lectures about resident shark populations. Dean joined the Shark Research Institute in 1991, and began studying bull and Caribbean reef sharks off the Bahamas, and sandtiger sharks off North Carolina. In 1998, Dean moved to South Africa to study white sharks and work with other scientists, underwater photographers and documentary filmmakers.

Dean is a member of the famed Explorers Club and Deputy Director of the Shark Research Institute.

Note: The winning bidder travels to Dean?s location and they meet at a mutually-agreeable place, time and date within one year of the close of this auction. The winning bidder pays for Dean?s lunch or dinner and may bring two guests.