You're Gonna Need a Bigger Ocean

White sharks are being sighted off the California coast more than ever before. As the species interacts more and more with humans, researchers find themselves in need of more funding—and beachgoers will have to reevaluate their relationship with an animal most famous for its villainous role on the silver screen.

O’Donnell Secures $3.75 Million for Shark Research, Beach Safety

California budget includes funds for CSULB Shark Lab

 

(Sacramento) –The 2018-19 budget approved by the Legislature Thursday includes Assemblymember O’Donnell’s request for funding to research the increased number of shark sightings along the California coast.

O’Donnell Works to Help CSULB Shark Lab Research Increased Local Shark Sightings

(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 2191 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) to fund research of increased local shark activity and shark sightings along the California Coast passed the Assembly Floor Thursday.

 “AB 2191 is about getting educated and staying safe in our local waters,” Assemblymember O’Donnell said. “I believe it is important that we understand why we are seeing more sharks along our coast so that we can be prepared and safe at the beach.”

Assemblymember O’Donnell Honors Outstanding Local Teachers

(LONG BEACH) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) kicked off Teacher Appreciation Month with his 4th Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony on Thursday Family, friends, and colleagues gathered to celebrate 15 teachers from the 70th Assembly District who go above and beyond for their students and community. Assemblymember O’Donnell presented each with an Extraordinary Teacher Award.