Saturday, May 18, 2024

‘Shark Lady’ Eugenie Clark Gets Stamp Of Approval

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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.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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