Eugenie Clark

The Shark Lady

Where and when

Eugenie Clark was born May 4, 1922 in New York City.  Her mom needed somewhere for her to go while she worked, so she had her daugter spend her days at the local aquarium.  There, Eugenie learned a lot about various sealife, but mostly fish.  When she grew up, she moved to the Gulf of Mexico on the coast of Florida.  In Florida, she started a lab that studied ocean animals, but mainly sharks.


She discovered what sharks eat on a daily basis through the grusome process of cutting open already-deceased sharks' stomachs and seeing the contents.  She shared the sharks' organs to a scientist who was studying the field of cancer.  Her laboratory became a wolrd-renowned lab as a marine research center with a speciality in shark studies.