Samantha’s discovery and more!

Sam with a fish in the field

Samantha Leigh recently published her paper “Seagrass digestion by a notorious ‘carnivore‘” in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. This research provides groundbreaking evidence of the first known omnivorous shark species! It has been reported on by multiple media outlets including The New York TimesThe Guardian, and more! Check out her personal website ( to find out more, or check out her Loh Down on the topic. She also had a publication accepted by STEM Taught, a journal that teaches young students about science through storytelling. Stay tuned for her story, “Plants and Animals Have Requirements for Survival,” geared towards kindergartners, in 2019! Samantha also welcomed the arrival of her daughter, Reighlyn, on July 13th, 2018.