Madeline Green is a force to be reckoned with. She's not only a PhD candidate (doing shark science and molecular ecology), but she is one of the co-founders of Otlet. When asked why they named their business that, she answered, "The name Otlet is actually pretty interesting. Paul Otlet is a really famous Belgium scientist who was around in the early 1900s. He believed in organizing the worlds knowledge to make it accessible for everyone. He’s known as the entrepreneur of knowledge and really he thought up the idea of the Internet well before its time! Have a google about him, his story is so interesting and there is a museum of his work in Belgium called the Mundaneum. In homage and respect to him, his vision and his legacy we named our company Otlet." How brilliant is that?! Want to learn more about what Otlet is and other facts (like, about her research)? Join us below!
The brownbanded bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum), also known as the grey carpetshark, is a widely distributed tropical species found in numerous habitats throughout its range. Observed in the Indo-West Pacific region, they are fished for in Southeast Asia and is actually one of the most common species in fish markets in Thailand!
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#Finfact: The bluegrey carpetshark (also known as Colclough's shark), is endemic to Australia. Brachaelurus colcloughi is a pretty uncommon grey-brown colored carpet shark, and prefers shallow, inshore waters off northeastern Australia. A bottom-dweller, it has a pale colored underside and juveniles have black and white markings on their dorsal side including fins that fade once they age.
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