Picture 11: James N. McKibben tracking gray
reef sharks at Enewetak in 1978. This research
was part of Jim’s Masters research.
Picture 12: Don Nelson and Pete Klimley viewing
video tapes of hammerhead schools at a seamount
off La Paz. This research was part of Pete’s
Ph.d. research (1980).
Picture 13: Larry Smith and Jim McKibben running
experiments to test chemical repellents on swell
sharks at the CSULB Shark Lab in 1981. These
experiments were part of Larry’s Masters
Picture 14: Bob Johnson, Andy Stull and Don
Nelson conducting field tests of chemical shark
repellents in the Catalina Channel (1983).
Picture 15: Joe Sisneros, Don Nelson, Rodney Fox
and Eugenie Clark in the CSULB Shark Lab
watching Joe’s experiments on chemical shark
repellents (1991). This was filmed for an IMAX
film on sharks. Unfortunately, this was one of
Don’s last film debuts prior to his death in
Picture 16: The renovated CSULB Shark Lab under
Chris Lowe’s management (1999). The legacy of
shark research at CSULB carries on with a new
generation of researchers.
Picture 17: Chris Lowe with a tagged gray reef
shark and acoustic monitor at Bikini Atoll
(2000). This trip was for a Discovery Channel
live broadcast called “Live from the Shark Cage”
with Al Giddings.
Picture 18: Graduate student, Megan Marcotte,
conducting her electro repulsion experiments in
Hawaii (2000). This research is part of Megan’s
Picture 19: Undergraduate student, Tiffany
Royal, measuring the metabolic rates of round
stingrays in the CSULB Shark Lab (2000).
Picture 20: Graduate student, Yannis
Papastamatiou, measuring the gastric pH of a
juvenile scalloped hammerhead shark in Hawaii
(2000). This research is part of Yannis’ Masters