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Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab Tags Record Number of Great Whites

The waters off the coast of Southern California are nurseries for sharks.

For a team of researchers in Long Beach who have been tagging sharks for about 15 years, they hit a record in 2020.

“It figures the one year that we have COVID, the year that we faced the greatest restrictions in terms of how we work, that we were able to tag more sharks than ever before,” said Cal State Long Beach professor Chris Lowe, who is also the director of the university’s Shark Lab.

The Shark Lab team tagged 53 great white sharks in 2020 between Santa Barbara and San Diego, which Dr. Lowe reports is a whole lot compared to most years. The team has been tagging since 2006.

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