Ge­nie’s dog­fish Squalusclarkae

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild News -

WHAT IS IT? This sleek, greeneyed shark has been named Squalus clarkae af­ter trail­blaz­ing marine bi­ol­o­gist Eu­ge­nie Clark, who died in 2015 aged 92. “Not just the first fe­male shark bi­ol­o­gist, she was one of the first peo­ple to study sharks,” said Toby Daly-En­gel, one of the sci­en­tists be­hind the dis­cov­ery.

WHERE IS IT? Ge­nie’s dog­fish is a deep-sea species from the Gulf of Mex­ico and western At­lantic, a re­gion that was well known to Eu­ge­nie Clark, who founded the Mote Marine Lab­o­ra­tory in Florida. Clark led ex­pe­di­tions around the world, pioneer­ing the use of sub­mersibles in marine bi­ol­ogy and div­ing to 3.5km

SOURCE Zootaxa https://bio­taxa.org/Zootaxa/ar­ti­cle/view/zootaxa.4444.2.1

It’s an hon­our: the nam­ing of Squalus clarkae im­mor­talises a marine bi­ol­o­gist.

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