Sharing the Beauty of Sharks with Mareike Dornhege
As a shark ecologist, explorer, divemaster, and one of the only women to host Shark Week 2020, Dr. Mareike Dornhege is making great strides in challenging the perception of sharks and sharing their beauty with the world.When most of us think about sharks, the likely images that come to mind are of those of monsters eating humans. However, this could not be further from the truth. As someone who loves to root for the underdog, it was natural for Mareike to be enamored by sharks. She understands that these creatures, like all living beings on earth, need to be treated with respect and care. The lessons we can learn from Mareike’s shark research and encounters extend far beyond the ocean. By having an open mind and heart—and truly trying to understand other beings—we will find beauty in the most unexpected places.