CSULB unveiled their new Shark "Elbee" mascot
California State University, Long Beach has unveiled their new school mascot, Elbee the Shark, whose debut comes a year after a 3-day campus-wide vote by students, to replace former mascot Prospector Pete.
🦈The change comes after complaints that the old mascot was racist and represented the genocide of Native Americans following California's Gold Rush era.
🦈The new shark mascot does not affect the university's team names nor the name of its intercollegiate athletics program.
🦈Elbee is a phonetic reference to the letters "L" and "B" in "Long Beach."