Beach Babies: White Shark Nurseries of the Northeast Pacific

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Thu., Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. 2017
$5 for public; Free for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID

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Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA  90802
562-590-3100
Coastal waters, particularly areas with high seal and sea lion densities, can be important feeding grounds for white sharks. Female white sharks also come into coastal waters to give birth to their young, which have been found to use shallow open beach habitats and bays as nurseries. These areas provide safety, easily obtained food, and warm temperatures. Researchers have learned all this using a variety of new technologies, like acoustic and satellite transmitters, autonomous underwater and aerial vehicles (spybots), and underwater camera stations. In this lecture, Chris Lowe, professor of marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, will discuss what researchers think makes for a good white shark nursery and predictions of where the next ones might develop.
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