According to Chris Lowe, director of Long Beach State’s Shark Lab, juvenile white sharks have remained in the area partially due to warmer waters and an abundance of prey.
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The Shark Lab at CSULB has teamed up with Fullerton College to create a “shark forecast” to better understand the behavior of sharks and their interaction with humans.
The event helped raise funds for the university and the Aquarium of the Pacific while speakers stressed the importance of protecting oceans.
Long Beach State celebrated Beach Day at Rosie’s Point to kick off the beginning of fall semester. The event, in collaboration with CSULB’s Shark Lab, let the Long Beach community play volleyball with learn about sharks Aug. 30.
The Long Beach State Shark Lab plans to donate close to 5,000 illegally obtained shark jaws to schools and museums for research and education. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contacted the Shark Lab in June 2018 regarding 4,865 shark jaws obtained from an importer during an inspection at the Port[Read More…]
The on-campus Shark Lab has been recognized worldwide for its research on “the physiological and behavioral ecology of marine animals.” Directed by Christopher Lowe, professor of marine biology, the lab depends on the contributions of student researchers such as research technician Arthur Barraza and biology graduate students Echelle Burns and[Read More…]
A bill intended to create a White Shark Population Monitoring and Beach Safety Program in California passed the state assembly floor Thursday. Formally called Assembly Bill 2191, the program would grant funding to organizations involved in research on white sharks and the promotion of public safety in the state’s beaches.[Read More…]
Popularized films such as “Jaws” and “Finding Nemo” have long exacerbated the fear of sharks, but on Saturday, Cal State Long Beach and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s office collaborated in hosting Shark Day in order to dispel the rumors and raise awareness about these forward-swimming marine animals. As soon as the[Read More…]
A new bill proposes a five-year, $4 million budget to fund research, education and monitoring of white sharks in southern California. Chris Lowe, Cal State Long Beach professor and Shark Lab director, recently contributed to the bill written by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell. This would give marine biologists the power to[Read More…]
Calling all marine life enthusiasts and beach goers — Shark Day at Cal State Long Beach has got you covered. Chris Lowe, biology professor at Cal State Long Beach and recurring guest star on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, will be presenting shark safety at the Shark Day Long Beach event[Read More…]