Discover the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, and inspire. This is Shark Lady. The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist. Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn't imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary―and they didn't think women should be scientists.