Come celebrate the life and legacy of "Shark Lady" Dr. Eugenie Clark, the world-famous scientist who founded Mote Marine Laboratory. The celebration will take place on her birthday, May 4, at Mote in Sarasota.
The sand-sculpting event that drew thousands to Siesta Key last year has raised $20,000 for the Key’s original beachgoers: sea turtles. On Thursday, Feb. 26, organizers of the fifth annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition presented their generous donation from the 2014 event to the Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory
Youth Challenge Grant from Positive Tracks & Gulf Coast Community Foundation Invites Kids to Pitch in Before Run on April 4
Ready your running shoes for a fabulous fundraiser benefiting sea turtle conservation — and tell the young folks in your life they can get moving early for a $37,000 head start.http://bit.ly/moterun4turtles
Blazing trails for women in science; inspiring generations of people from ocean experts to school children; swimming with sharks to learn about them; and founding a world-class marine laboratory that turned 60 in 2015 — this is a snapshot of the life and legacy of Dr. Eugenie Clark.
“Genie” Clark — the famous “Shark Lady” who founded Mote Marine Laboratory in Southwest Florida — died at age 92 on Feb. 25, in the company of family at her home in Sarasota. She undertook her last ocean dive in 2014, and her latest research was in review for publication when she passed away.