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Marine Biologist, Trailblazer, Shark Lady Eugenie Clark passes at 92

(Blue Ocean Network.com - February 25, 2015) -- It's a sad day for us Ocean People. Pioneer, mentor, thought leader, author, TV star, Women Divers Hall of Fame honoree and much-loved "Shark Lady," Eugenie Clark died this morning in Sarasota, Florida. She was 92. 

Eugenie was an American marine biologist who fell in love with sharks as a child with her nose pressed against an aquarium tank, and later became famous for her shark research,  National Geographic articles and TV specials on the much maligned species. Eugenie changed the way we look at sharks.

First Lady of Diving Lotte Hass has passed

(Blue Ocean Network - January 19, 2015)  -- Viennese-born diving pioneer Lotte Hass passed away at the age of 86 on Wednesday, 14th January 2015 after a happy and multi-faceted life. Charlotte Hildegard Hass was the wife of the Austrian naturalist and diving pioneer Hans Hass and worked in several of his underwater natural history films.

(Blue Ocean Network.com - November 5, 2014) -- Dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions of women divers, the Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is proud to announce the selection of six new Members who will constitute the Class of 2015:

"Shark Lady" Eugenie Clark, Stan Waterman, Phil Nuytten to Receive Blue Legacy A

(Blue Ocean Network.com - Oct 29, 2014) -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  – BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit (BLUE) has announced the selection of Dr. Eugenie Clark, Dr. Phil Nuytten and Stan Waterman as the recipients of its 2014 Legacy Awards, to be presented Friday, November 7, during the ocean event in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

Prince William new President of BSAC

(Blue Ocean Network.com - July 16, 2014) -- Last Wednesday, Prince William did some SCUBA diving at the Oasis Sports Centre in Covent Garden, London in honor of taking over his father’s post as president of the British Sub-Aqua Club. 

Cayman Islands Announces New Tourism Director

(Blue Ocean Business News.com - July 17, 2014) -- The Cayman Islands has announced Rosa Harris as its new permanent director of tourism.

Harris, formerly a deputy director of the agency, has shared the acting director’s position with Oneisha Richards, another deputy director, following the December 2013 resignation of previous director Shomari Scott.

2014 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Induction during Legends and Lions

(Blue Ocean Business News.com - July 21, 2014) -- The 2014 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Induction is just one of the events in the Legends and Lions Week Festival held in Grand Cayman October 4-11, 2014.

New Manager of Divi Flamingo Beach in Bonaire

(Blue Ocean Network.com - June 27, 2014) -- Charles Vos is the new general manager of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort& Casino in Bonaire, effective June 1.   An accomplished hotelier in The Netherlands, where he worked for 20 years, he relocated to Bonaire three years ago.  He came to Divi Resorts from The Sand Dollar Condominium Resort in Bonaire, where he was manager.

Dive News Network Appoints SE US Regional Correspondent

(Blue Ocean Network.com - June 25, 2014) -- Dive News Network, the parent company of Southeast Dive News, has announced that it has appointed Gene Muchanski as their Southeast Regional Correspondent.

In Honor of the Captain's Birthday, It's Time To Turn on Your Inner Cousteau

(Blue Ocean Network.com - June 11, 2014) -- Today is the 104th birthday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Born June 11, 1910 Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française. Cousteau died at the age of 87 on June 25, 1997.

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