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Eugenie Clark Research Paper

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Eugenie Clark was born on May 4, 1922 in New York City; she died at age 92 on Feb. 25, 2015. She died due to lung cancer which she had a tough battle for many years. Eugenie started her interest in fish and sharks when she went to her first aquarium when she was nine years old. From there she went to college to study ichthyologist in New York City University. Ichthyologist is a branch of zoology that deals with fishes. Eugenie received her Bachelor of Arts degree where she majored in zoology and her Master of Arts degree.
Eugenie Clark Major contribution to the biological community is Clark helped found the Cape Haze marine Laboratory in Placida Florida. In 1995 her team found the whale sharks giving birth to live young sharks. She made
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She would visit the fish every week because her mom worked there. By visiting the sharks so much it made her think one-day that she would want to see the wild sharks in the ocean. Clark began to learn everything she could about the fish housed there and quickly made friends with the Bowery bums. “Some of them were well-educated men who just didn’t make out in their life, and they knew quite a bit about the fishes. They were like a bunch of jolly uncles to me.” (Biographical Series)
She received awards throughout her lifetime. Some of the awards were The Explorers Club Medal and high honors from the American Society of Oceanographers and the National Geographic Society. She was so good at what she did, she even wrote more than 175 articles for the academic and popular press. With the articles she inspired thousands of people to second-guess sharks and realize what beautiful creatures they are. She also received the Emmy Award for her underwater films and she was put into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. On March 16, 2015 the U.S. Congress posthumously honored and recognized Dr. Clark for her efforts to understand and preserve the ocean realm. Eugenie Clark taught so many people about the importance of fish and sharks during her time and today, she also leaves a legacy that will inform her fellow scientists and ocean lovers for generations to come. (National Ocean
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