Articles & News Tagged “Eugenie Clark”


USPS Issues Stamp Celebrating Eugenie Clark Photo

USPS Issues Stamp Celebrating Eugenie Clark

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the release of a “Forever Stamp” celebrating the life of Eugenie Clark. The stamp features an image by David Doubilet. There will be a first day of issue event at the Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida on 4 May 2022.

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New shark species named in honor of Eugenie Clark Photo

New shark species named in honor of Eugenie Clark

A new species of dogfish shark, discovered in deep water in the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic Ocean has been named Squalus clarkae in honor of Eugenie “Genie” Clark. Eugenie Clark was a pioneer in shark biology and was one of the first women of prominence in the then male dominated field of marine biology.

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RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark Photo

RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark

Dr. Eugenie Clark, explorer and scientist, has died at home in Sarasota, Florida, aged 92. Best known as “The Shark Lady”, she was a pioneering marine biologist, diver and environmental campaigner. She once summed up her philosophy: “Love fish. Love sharks. Keep the water and their habitats as clean and protected as possible”. The Wetpixel community would like to send their thoughts and prayers to Dr Clark’s family and friends. The world has lost a true ocean spirit, and she will be both sorely missed and fondly remembered.

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