Eugenie Clark

Thanks to GGSTEM reader Carrie Weiner Campbell, who suggested marine biologist Eugenie Clark for Grandma got STEM

The New York Times reported on February 25, 2015 that Clark has passed away.

The Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame notes that she was known as the “shark lady” and was the founding director of the Mote Marine Laboratory (established in 1955 as the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory).

The Washington Post  described her as “an unabashed adventurer and prolific researcher” and said she “traveled the globe to study reef fish, sharks, and mollusks. She made 71 dives in submersibles, a practice that is still done by a relatively small number of explorers, plunging at one point to 12,000 feet.”

The photo above is in the public domain and comes from the U.S. Department of Labor with the caption American ichthyologist Eugenie Clark, at a Women’s Bureau, Region IV HerStory event held at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

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