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, captivates 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 speaks 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 also occurred 35 days before her 88th birthday and just after the release of the latest edition of her book, The Lady and the Sharks, Peppertree Press, 2010.
About The New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is a membership organization with over 24,000 members in 140 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. Our Board of Governors and President’s Council include 26 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around the world.
Recorded on March 29 at the New York Academy of Sciences. Total runtime: 46 minutes.