Shark Lab

The mission of the Shark Lab is to study the physiological and behavioral ecology of marine animals, emphasizing the effect of human activity on the ocean; to utilize and develop innovative technology to answer challenging questions important for the conservation and restoration of depleted populations; and to train the next generation of marine biologists.

Sharks @ the Beach - 7/30

After a 2-year hiatus, the Shark Lab is proud to once again host Sharks @ the Beach, an event where the community can gain a more extensive look at the research carried out in the Shark Lab and includes a presentation by Dr. Chris Lowe.

This year's event is on July 30, 2022 from 10:00am-3:00pm.

This free family-friendly event allows the public to visit the Shark Lab, meet our team, and participate in various activities. We will also have a professional development workshop available for teachers (workshop portion requires RSVP).

Read more about Sharks @ the Beach.

Visit Our Shark Shacks

This summer Shark Lab members will be visiting multiple beaches across Southern California. During these events graduate, undergraduate students and lab staff will teach you interesting facts about sharks and the technology that the lab is using to study these amazing creatures. Kids will also learn how to enjoy the beach while being safe with our beach safety tips.

Come join us! For more information refer to our Shark Shack schedule.


Shark Shack and staff


VIDEO: Shark Safety - What to do if you see a shark