Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sleek little shark species named for pioneer Eugenie Clark
Eugenie Clark, the Shark Lady, was a pioneer, not only for women in marine biology, but in her many discoveries concerning sharks. (she was, among other things, the first scientist to puncture the myth that all sharks need to keep swimming or they'll suffocate.) Now Clark (who died a few years ago at 92) has her name on a shark, a new dogfish with a sleek silver body and startlingly large eyes. I think the founder of the famous Mote Marine Laboratory would like that.