I did not know about this lady until I read a newspaper or magazine article about women in science and engineering. This also suggested she had a lesbian relationship.
It seems typical of the low standard of the popular media today, that anything and everything has to have a sexual element to it, previously only heterosexual, but now increasingly homosexual/ lesbian / transgender.
Some people seem to have forgotten that there are some men and some women who actually prefer to be single and function that way.
Mary Anning lived at a time when women could not attend university, and she probably could have published her findings under a male name if she had found a publisher that would do it. It was only later in the 19th century, that women could go to Oxford and Cambridge Universities, but only to segregated women‚Äôs colleges, and they would not get a degree, but a kind of certificate at the end of their course. The new University of London was more forward in this, and finally Oxford and Cambridge very reluctantly allowed women to take degrees, and the major scientific professions such as medicine followed some fine after, admitting women to their numbers.