3:07 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Remembering Mote's "Shark Lady," Eugenie Clark

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On Wednesday a pioneering researcher - known as the "Shark Lady" - who broke glass ceilings as a woman in science died in Sarasota, Florida.

Dr. Eugenie Clark founded the lab that would become Mote Marine Laboratory and inspired many people, especially women, to study science. She died at age 92 due to complications from battling lung cancer.

WMNF News' Seán Kinane spoke with one of Clark’s colleagues, Dr. Robert Hueter, Director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

2:25 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

FGCU Students Ticketed for Parking Near Arena


Florida Gulf Coast University now requires students living in dorms near its sports complex to move their cars during basketball games.

During basketball season, the parking areas around FGCU’s Alico Arena are packed with fans’ cars. However, you won’t likely see any cars belonging to students who live in dorms adjacent to the arena.

That’s because the University Police Department is issuing tickets to all students parked around the arena who don’t move their cars during games.

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12:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 9:42 pm

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Sharks don't have many friends, in or out of the water, but they had a great one in Eugenie Clark.


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12:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Eugenie Clark, Mote Founder, Dies at 92

Sad to report that the "Shark Lady" of Mote Marine Laboratory Eugenie Clark passed away this week at the age of 92. She dove for the last time in 2014. Here's a documentary Amy Tardif did on her in 2005.


11:34 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Report Finds Big Racial Differences In Florida School Suspensions

Researchers say Florida schools have the highest suspension rate in the country. And how often a student is suspended might depend on their race or gender.

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