Gutsy Female Marine Biologist Snorkeled with Sharks

By Karen Harris

Long before “Jaws” warned us not to go in the water, a gutsy, smart female marine biologist named Eugenie Clark made it her life’s work to study man-eating sharks. Throughout her long life, Clark faced killer barracudas, dangerous giant squids, and even an encounter with a 500-pound clam, but some of the bigger challenges she faced was being a woman…and a Japanese-American…in the male-dominated,  1940s through 1990s.