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RIP Samuel “Doc” Gruber Photo

RIP Samuel “Doc” Gruber

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Samuel “Doc” Gruber, founder of the Bimini Biological Field Station on Thursday 18 April. Doc was a shark biologist and founder of the American Elasmobranch Society. He was a Professor at the University of Miami and a recognized authority on shark science, having completed 49 Atlantic research cruises and over 170 scientific publications. The Wetpixel community sends our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends

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RIP Dean Burman Photo

RIP Dean Burman

It is with tremendous sadness that I share the news that Wetpixel member and contributor Dean Burman (DeanB) suddenly passed away over the New Year’s holiday. Dean was a filmmaker, with numerous film credits including a film featuring some amazing behavior footage of pike in an award-winning short film called “Lair of the Water Wolf.” He is survived by his daughter and parents, and our hearts go out to them along with his many other friends at what must be a devastating time

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RIP Bob Halstead Photo

RIP Bob Halstead

Douglas Seifert has kindly shared a moving tribute to author, musician, photographer, scuba pioneer and explorer Bob Halstead who has died after an illness. Bob qualified to dive in 1968 in the Bahamas and moved to Papua New Guinea in the late 1970s, becoming the first person to promote dive tourism in PNG. Widely credited as having invented the genre (and coined the term) of “muck diving,” Bob was well known for exploring areas that other divers had not visited, in a quest for new species and unique environments.

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RIP Dan Auber Photo

RIP Dan Auber

Professional and underwater photographer Dan Auber died at his Oceanside home last Thursday. Well known among the Californian underwater photography scene, Dan had a photographic career spanning over 40 years. The Wetpixel community send its sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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RIP Art Haseltine Photo

RIP Art Haseltine

It is with great sadness that we announce that underwater photographer, marine biologist, swimmer, fine art photographer and champion of the marine world, Art Haseltine, has died unexpectedly after contracting pneumonia. Our thoughts go out to Art’s family and friends.

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RIP Rob Stewart Photo

RIP Rob Stewart

After an intensive search, Rob Stewart’s body was found by an ROV close to the wreck that he and his team was diving on late on Friday afternoon. The Wetpixel communities hearts are heavy today and our thoughts and prayers go out to his many friends and family.

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RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark Photo

RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark

Dr. Eugenie Clark, explorer and scientist, has died at home in Sarasota, Florida, aged 92. Best known as “The Shark Lady”, she was a pioneering marine biologist, diver and environmental campaigner. She once summed up her philosophy: “Love fish. Love sharks. Keep the water and their habitats as clean and protected as possible”. The Wetpixel community would like to send their thoughts and prayers to Dr Clark’s family and friends. The world has lost a true ocean spirit, and she will be both sorely missed and fondly remembered.

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RIP Richard Theiss Photo

RIP Richard Theiss

Filmmaker, photographer and passionate ocean conservationist, Richard Theiss passed away earlier this month. He was dedicated to capturing nature and underwater images that would move viewers to preserve and protect our precious natural resources. The Wetpixel community sends our thoughts and prayers to his friends and family. (Image by Amanda Cotton).

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RIP Lotte Hass Photo

RIP Lotte Hass

Pioneer of diving and underwater imaging, Lotte Hass, passed away on 14 January. Lotte overcame many stereotypes to become a very early underwater image maker, and was instrumental in bringing images of the underwater world to a worldwide audience in the 1950’s. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and friends.

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RIP Valerie de la Valdene Photo

RIP Valerie de la Valdene

Underwater filmmaker Valerie de la Valdene died as a result of a gunshot in the three-story home she rented in Puerto Ayora on the Galapagos Islands on 5 July 2014. Valerie shot 70 segments for the television show The Aquanauts in the 90s and was the focus of “Primal Scream” on Discovery Channel, which was heavily promoted to tie in with the film, “Open Water”. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

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