Ichthyology Nature Study: Eugenie Clark

An ichthyology nature study is a fishy one. You see, ichthyology is the study of all types of freshwater and marine fish. In this No Sweat Nature Study Podcast episode, learn where this odd science word comes from and what the scientists do. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to become an ichthyologist someday!


Ichthyology Nature Study

Listen closely to the podcast episode, and then see how many of these questions are easy to answer!

  1. Without looking, try to spell ichthyologist.
  2. What does “ichthyo” mean in Greek?
  3. What does “ologist” mean?
  4. What is an ichthyologist?
  5. Where might an ichthyologist go to study fish “in the field”?
  6. What might an ichthyologist study in the field?
  7. What might an ichthyologist study in the lab?
  8. How is an ichthyologist helpful to fish?
scuba diver in the ocean with small fish

Eugenie Clark Nature Study Video Class

In the No Sweat Nature Study video class about ichthyology, focus on the biography of scientist Eugenie Clark. A pioneer in studying fish, she brilliantly made many amazing discoveries about marine fish, particularly sharks.

Some folks called her the “shark lady” because of her interest and perseverance in learning more about sharks. During the video class, expect to create a nature journal page highlighting her discoveries of sleeping sharks and symbiosis!

Orange and pink fish swimming in dark water. This image is for an advertisement for a class about Eugenie Clark, an ichthyologist.

Would you like to record a voicemail to answer this season’s nature study question?

The voice recorder is currently closed. It will open again in the next podcast episode at the end of July. The brand-new question is a secret for now, but you’ll love answering it!

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