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Lowe Featured on New Animal Planet Series, ‘I, Predator’

Published: January 14, 2011

Christopher G. Lowe, professor of marine biology and director of CSULB’s Shark Lab, was a featured expert in the inaugural episode of the Animal Planet TV series, “I, Predator,” that premiered Jan. 11.

The series explores interactions between predators and prey and how each copes with challenges of life in the wild.

In “Great White Shark vs. Cape Fur Seal,” Lowe described shark feeding behaviors and the challenges young sharks face in learning how to capture large, nimble prey like the Cape fur seal.

Lowe is an internationally recognized expert on sharks and rays as well as marine fisheries. The Shark Lab was established at Cal State Long Beach in 1969 by the late marine biologist Don Nelson. Lowe was a master’s student of Nelson and took over the lab in 1998.

For more information, visit http://animal.discovery.com/tv/i-predator, and www.csulb.edu/web/labs/sharklab/index.shtml.

–Anne Ambrose