IN PICTURES: Shark sighting! Cal State Long Beach’s famed lab opens its doors

If you ever wanted to learn more about sharks or other marine animals then the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab was the place to go this weekend.

The lab, started in 1966,  held its annual open house Saturday and offered a variety of family fun stations to cure your curiosity of what lurks under the deep blue.

Kevin and Madelyn French check out the sharks on display at the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab open house Saturday afternoon in Long Beach. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Guests were treated to live animal tanks, hands-on science experiments, a solar telescope, skeleton and fur display, photo station, and so much more.

Many of the activities offered were hands on. Kids built rockets and raced them against each other.

If you ventured into the Shark Lab your could view a shark in its tank or get a close-up view of baby stingrays from Seal Beach.

Addison and Scott Cornell check out the marine life in the tanks on display in the Shark Lab at Cal State Long Beach Saturday afternoon. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Many undergraduate and graduate students were on hand help to answer your questions and guide you through activities. Technology used to study the sharks and sea life was also on display.

This year’s open house was a success as the Shark Lab continues to educate the public about the life in our oceans.

Leo Leung gets a lesson in ph testing from Cal State Long Beach’s Chemistry Professor Fangyuan Tian at the Shark Lab open house Saturday. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Lola Portales-Blair and her dad Ryan check out the animal skeletons and furs on display at the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab Saturday. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Victor Cervantes checks out the bald eagle on display during the Shark Lab open house at Cal State Long Beach. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Cameron Lloyd, right, reacts as his homemade rocket shoots across the room in the Science Learning Center at Cal State Long Beach’s Shark Lab open house. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Cal State Long Beach student Jorge Ibarra shows how this 3D visual helps create topographic maps during the Shark Lab open house at Cal State Long Beach Saturday. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Stingrays from Seal Beach were on display. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Mike Schaadt, of the Cabrillo Marine Museum, answers questions at the touch tank during the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab open house Saturday afternoon. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Kelsey Lowe, left, shows off the sting rays to guest. Photo by Tracey Roman.

MIlo Winokur and his dad Nathan check out the animals on display. Photo by Tracey Roman.

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