NOAA Teacher at Sea Ruth Meadows

Ruth Meadows holds a Chimaera, a strange looking distant relative of the shark.

A teacher from Opelika Middle School in Alabama becomes part of a scientific team that may have discovered a new species! Learn more about her adventure and the NOAA sponsored “Teacher at Sea” program. In this photo, NOAA Teacher at Sea, Ruth Meadows, holds up a strange sea creature called a Chimaera. The Chimaera’s closest living relatives are sharks.