Dr. Eugenie Clark

 Dr. Eugenie Clark is known as "The Shark Lady" because she studies sharks. She spends a lot of her time underwater working where sharks live. Dr. Clark is an ichthyologist, a person who studies marine fish.

She teaches in the Department of Zoology at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

Dr. Clark was born in 1922. Her mom was Japanese and taught her to swim when she was two years old. When she was nine, she visited the former New York Aquarium and got interested in sharks and marine life. She started college at 16. She went to Hunter College and got a Ph.D. in 1950 from New York University.

She uses scuba gear and submersibles to study fish in deep water. Dr. Clark makes film documentaries on sharks. She wants to teach people about sharks so that we save them from becoming extinct. Dr. Clark also wants other women to become interested in the "world of the sea."

 103172ap.jpg (16536 bytes)
Marine biologist Eugenie Clark with bull shark, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 1974

 

Picture from:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/doubilet/0272.html

 

1999, by George, fourth grade

BACK