“Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark Has Died

March 1, 2015 By: Erin Block

Marine conservation biologist Eugenie Clark recently passed away in Sarasota, FL. She pioneered using scuba gear to conduct underwater scientific research on sharks, dispelling myths about their danger to humans and making new discoveries about their biology. And yet her greatest legacy, says Kumar Mahadevan of Mote Marine Laboratory, may have been her “ability to connect to the general public and talk about the importance of exploration and protection of oceans and conservation of species.” Read more about Clark’s life and work via National Geographic.