The Lady and the Sharks

The Lady and the Sharks

Monday, March 29, 2010

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by Science & the City

 

At the third event in the Science & the City Girls Night Out series, world-renowned ichthyologist Eugenie Clark, founding director and senior research scientist at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, describes her fantastic and distinguished 60-year career studying deep sea sharks and tropical fish. Dr. Clark, popularly known as the Shark Lady, will captivate us with stories from her more than 70 deep sea dives studying the behavior, physiology, and ecology of marine life, especially deep sea sharks and poisonous fish. A member of the Woman Divers Hall of Fame, Dr. Clark joins us just a day after receiving the 2010 Diving Pioneer Award from Beneath the Sea at their Conference in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Her appearance at the Academy will also be 35 days before her 88th birthday and just after the release of the latest edition of her book, The Lady and the Sharks, which will be available for sale at a reception and booksigning following her lecture.


This event is part of the Girls Night Out at the New York Academy of Sciences Series, featuring leading women scientists on topics of special interest to women (and the people who love them).

Other events in this series include:

Speaker

Eugenie Clark

The Mote Marine Laboratory

Eugenie Clark, PhD, is a world-renowned ichthyologist and authority on sharks who is popularly known as the Shark Lady. She is Senior Research Scientist and Founding Director in the Center for Shark Research at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida. Though retired from teaching in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she joined the faculty in 1968, she is also still a Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emerita there.

Dr. Clark was a research assistant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the New York Zoological Society, and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She was the founding director (1955 to 1967) of the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, now a leading center for shark research called the Mote Marine Laboratory with which she is still affiliated.

Dr. Clark is the recipient of three honorary D.Sc. degrees and awards from the National Geographic Society, the Explorers Club, the Underwater Society of America, the American Littoral Society, the Gold Medal Award of the Society of Women Geographers, and the President's Medal of the University of Maryland. She has authored three books and over 160 scientific and popular articles.

She has conducted 71 deep submersible dives. Her latest research projects concern the behavior of tropical sand fishes and deep sea sharks. These studies have been featured in 12 articles she has written for National Geographic magazine.

She is a native New Yorker, earned her B.A. at Hunter College, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. at New York University.

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