Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

Swimming with Sharks

Title: Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

Author:  Heather Lang

Illustrator: Jordi Solano

Summary:

“She observed. She sketched. She took detailed notes.”

Eugenie (Genie) Clark spent her life studying sharks. At nine years old she spent her Saturdays at the New York Aquarium with her nose pressed to the glass staring at the various creatures inside. She wondered if sharks were really as dumb and brutal as people thought. As an adult, she opened a marine laboratory in Florida. Through her research, she discovered that sharks are highly intelligent creatures capable of learning and remembering. Genie never stopped her work with sharks. She continued deep-sea diving through the age of ninety despite having non-smoking lung cancer and is fondly remembered by the scientific community as the Shark Lady.

Curriculum Connections:

Animals

Scientific Method

Biography -Scientist

Conservation

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