Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is pleased to announce Dr. Brit Finucci is the winner of the American Elasmobranch Society’s Eugenie Clark Award for 2021! We and our partners at the Save Our Seas Foundation sponsor this award in honor of Genie and to continue to inspire early career female shark scientists. Like Genie, Dr. Finucci is dedicated to the study of a variety of chondrichthyans (sharks, skates and rays) and she is especially known for her work on those that inhabit deeper parts of the ocean and ghost sharks. Beyond the science, she is a leading voice educating the public about these little known, threatened species. We congratulate Dr. Finucci on this well-deserved honor! Read more about the Eugenie Clark award here.