• The White Shark Speedometer

    In the spring of 2018, Dr. Jorgensen asked students enrolled in MSCI 437 (CSUMB’s Ocean Instrumentation class) to help develop and test a low-cost shark speedometer that could be attached to one of his electronic tags that record shark behaviors in the wild.

  • White Sharks of California

    White Sharks are top predators in the state’s marine ecosystem, and they capture student and public interest like few other animals. The panel featured three of the leading experts on White Sharks in the state - and the moderated discussion focused on the likely explanations for the apparent increase in white shark activity. The topic dovetailed with multiple courses within SNS, and the expertise of the panel gave attendees the opportunity to hear the latest science on various topics. [Illustration by 'fin artist' Ray Troll -]

  • Long-Term Monitoring of Subtidal Marine Ecosystems on the Israeli Continental Shelf

    This collaboration was initiated in 2014 to support the development of subtidal monitoring along the Mediterranean coastline of Israel.

  • Monitoring Change in the Head of Carmel Submarine Canyon

    The head of the Carmel Submarine Canyon (a side branch of the well-known Monterey Submarine Canyon) is located just north of Point Lobos State Reserve, where it is easily accessible from shore by students using small boats. A wide range of diverse habitats -- from sandy plateaus to vertical rock walls -- and depths ranging from the surface to more than 200 m can be reached within 10 minutes of shore.