Please join Mote Marine to celebrate a lifetime of inspiration
Swimming with sharks. Blazing trails for women in science. Inspiring new generations of ocean lovers. Founding a world-class marine laboratory. These are but a few of the many accomplishments of Dr. Eugenie Clark, who founded Mote Marine Laboratory in Southwest Florida.
In February, Dr. Clark — "Genie" to her many friends and colleagues and "The Shark Lady" to the world — died at age 92 surrounded by family and friends. Genie's career spanned nearly 75 years of groundbreaking marine research focused on sharks and other fishes. She was also a teacher and a writer and always willing to share her love of the underwater world with others.
On May 4 — her birthday — Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium will host a special memorial for Mote's Shark Lady. Please join us this celebration of the life of a very special woman.
- When: 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 4
- Who: The public is welcome. RSVP is required.
- Where: Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea Cinema, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Fla., 34236
- RSVP required: mote.org/memorialrsvp
Read: More about her life and achievements
Remember: Share your thoughts, photos and memories of Dr. Clark by emailing email@example.com. Messages and photos will be shared with Dr. Clark's family and the public. If you send photos, please include caption information and any photo credits.
Memorial: In lieu of flowers, you can honor Dr. Clark's life and legacy through the Dr. Eugenie Clark Memorial Research Endowment Fund at the Lab she founded online at www.mote.org/geniememorialfund