The US Postal Service recently honored shark scientist and oceanographer Dr. Eugenie Clark with a “Forever” stamp.
On May 4, which would have been her 100th birthday, the first-day-of-issue event was held at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.
Affectionately known as “The Shark Lady,” Clark founded what is today the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, dispelled myths and misconceptions about sharks through her research, and helped pave the way for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The stamp art features a digital collage created by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, which includes a photo by famed underwater photographer David Doubilet along with a photo of a lemon shark taken by Reinhard Dirscherl.
To order the “Shark Lady” Forever stamp, go to store.usps.com.