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Shark Lab Marine Biologist Discusses Sharks

Sep 18, 2014 09:28PM ● Published by DigMB Staff

A juvenile great white shark.

Shark expert Dr. Chris Lowe has been making the rounds even more than usual since a juvenile Great White shark incident sent an ocean swimmer near the Manhattan Beach Pier to a hospital after a close encounter of the biting kind on July 5.

DigMB captured his July 15 presentation in Manhattan Beach on video, and shares it now with our readers. Dr. Lowe gave another shark presentation in the city on September 18, and told DigMB it would basically be the same presentation he gave previously.

Juvenile Great White sharks have been spotted frequently in the waters of Santa Monica Bay coastal cities, and MB has had a proliferation of them.

Lifeguards, surfers and other avid ocean recreation enthusiasts have long shared the waters with fish and marine mammals, without much more than a nod of appreciation to the beasts. 

Others, more leery of sharks, tend to remove themselves from the water if sharks are sighted, or simply don't go in.

And, in Manhattan Beach, where pier and land fishing takes place, any issues between ocean lovers and fishermen were exacerbated and brought to a wider public notice when a juvenile Great White shark that had been struggling with fishermen on a hooked line for some 45 minutes bit a swimmer who was on a pier-to-pier swim with a group. 

Dr. Lowe's July 15 presentation had been scheduled prior to the July 5 shark incident but that incident certainly made his presentation all the more timely.

Continued shark sightings and catches by fishermen continue to keep the local shark population in front of a curious public.

DigMB hopes you find the videos useful, and a good ongoing reference.

Presentation on "Sharks" on July 15, 2014, in Manhattan Beach, Part 7.

Presentation on "Sharks" on July 15, 2014, in Manhattan Beach, Part 6.

Presentation on "Sharks" on July 15, 2014, in Manhattan Beach, Part 5.

Presentation on "Sharks" on July 15, 2014, in Manhattan Beach, Part 4.

Presentation on "Sharks" on July 15, 2014, in Manhattan Beach, Part 3.

Presentation on "Sharks" on July 15, 2014, in Manhattan Beach, Part 2.

Presentation on "Sharks" on July 15, 2014, in Manhattan Beach, Part 1.

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