Shark Week @ The Beach

Published June 30, 2017

Discovery’s Shark Week has over 36 million fans in 200 countries. Become a fan with first hand knowledge at a special Shark Week preview at the CSULB Shark Lab on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Tour the CSULB Shark Lab, the headquarters CSULB shark research. Watch a preview of the Discovery Channel's Sharks and the City: LA. Hear answers to questions during a Q&A panel session moderated by Leanne Suter, correspondent of ABC7 Eyewitness News. See the latest technology used to study sharks in their own habitat.

Note to families: Children who attend should be able to sit quietly during a 2-hour adult-oriented event.

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Event Details

Shark and Marine Lab Tours. 5:30-7:15pm.

Marine biology students will lead you through a guided tour of the shark and marine lab facilities here at California State University Long Beach (CSULB).

Preview SHARKS AND THE CITY: LA. 7:30-8:30pm.

Along the coastline of LA, great white sharks are increasing and they seem to be hunting out of season. Dr. Chris Lowe, Director of the CSULB Shark Lab, wants to know why. His investigation takes him to Guadalupe Island, off Mexico, where he finds the answer. Produced by Arrow Media. Airs Tuesday, July 25 at 9PM ET/PT.

Q&A Session. 8:30-9:30pm.

Moderated by Leanne Suter, correspondent, ABC7 Eyewitness News, panelists answer questions about sharks. The panelists include:

  • Dr. Chris Lowe, director, CSULB Shark Lab
  • Ryan Logan, graduate student, CSULB Shark Lab
  • Claude Panis, Marine Safety Lieutenant, Huntington Beach Fire Department


$8. Parking is located in Lots 5 and 6 off of West Campus Drive. You may purchase a permit from the yellow pay stations located within each lot.


Support the Shark Lab

This event is free! However, research is not.

The dedicated supporters of the CSULB Shark Lab have been integral in keeping student research alive and productive. They enable us to continue to answer critical questions relevant to fisheries conservation, shark biology and marine environmental health. Using technology such as telemetry is quite expensive, and finding funds to acquire new cutting edge technology is very difficult these days with continued cuts to State and Federal science budgets.

Therefore, we rely on our generous supporters to help us acquire these vital tools needed to train the next generation of marine biologists. Contributions to the Shark Lab have come in many different forms, including funds for computers, telemetry equipment, student research grants, student travel funds, and scholarships. There are many ways you can help and contribute.

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