Shell Beach

South Bimini, Bahamas

This location has a great deal of mangrove/estuary areas nearby and is the home of the shark research facility. Nearby, marine habitats varying from semi-enclosed shallow flats bordered by mangroves, to open banks on the east, to current swept harbor channels, and to coral reefs sloping to the deep pelagic zone of the Florida current on the west.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Save The Bays / Waterkeepers Bahamas updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Shell Beach is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Waterkeepers Bahamas monitors 16 beach sites within its region, on the islands of Bimini, Grand Bahama and the western-bays in New Providence. These samples are collected and processed by Waterkeepers Bahamas staff, volunteers and students Cadets.

All sites are marine (salt) water.

Water samples are tested for Enterococcus at all sites, utilizing the standardized US EPA criteria of 104 CFU/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples.

Sampling is collected all year long, but the frequency of collection is few during the colder months.

Water samples collected from April 1 to October 31. Samples are collected every 2 weeks. From November to March, samples are collected once per month. Samples are typically collected on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Results are communicated through the Swim Guide app, and are also posted on the Save The Bays (www.savethebays.bs) website, and on social media for Waterkeepers Bahamas and Save The Bays.

Beaches are marked GREEN when single sample results are under 104 Enterococcus per 100 ml water.

Beaches are marked RED when single sample results are equal to or over 104 Enterococcus per 100 ml water. They have FAILED to meet water quality standards.

Beaches are marked GREY when there is no current information or water sample results.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Shell Beach

South Bimini, Bahamas

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Save The Bays / Waterkeepers Bahamas updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

This location has a great deal of mangrove/estuary areas nearby and is the home of the shark research facility. Nearby, marine habitats varying from semi-enclosed shallow flats bordered by mangroves, to open banks on the east, to current swept harbor channels, and to coral reefs sloping to the deep pelagic zone of the Florida current on the west.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Shell Beach is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Waterkeepers Bahamas monitors 16 beach sites within its region, on the islands of Bimini, Grand Bahama and the western-bays in New Providence. These samples are collected and processed by Waterkeepers Bahamas staff, volunteers and students Cadets.

All sites are marine (salt) water.

Water samples are tested for Enterococcus at all sites, utilizing the standardized US EPA criteria of 104 CFU/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples.

Sampling is collected all year long, but the frequency of collection is few during the colder months.

Water samples collected from April 1 to October 31. Samples are collected every 2 weeks. From November to March, samples are collected once per month. Samples are typically collected on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Results are communicated through the Swim Guide app, and are also posted on the Save The Bays (www.savethebays.bs) website, and on social media for Waterkeepers Bahamas and Save The Bays.

Beaches are marked GREEN when single sample results are under 104 Enterococcus per 100 ml water.

Beaches are marked RED when single sample results are equal to or over 104 Enterococcus per 100 ml water. They have FAILED to meet water quality standards.

Beaches are marked GREY when there is no current information or water sample results.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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