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Marine naturalist icon Neville Coleman has passed away

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#1 Drew


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Neville Coleman passed away this morning. RIP Nev!


One can pay respects on his facebook profile:


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:07 PM

I bought 3 of his books late last year he signed them all. He was an inspiring underwater pesonality...he will be missed by many.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:08 AM

Didn't know him. But greatly enjoyed several of his books. Alex

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

I first met Neville in the mid-70's at the Heron Island Research Station. He already had a great reputation as an underwater photographer and self-taught naturalist and was one of the few "non-academics" welcomed to stay at the H.I.R.S in those days.

Being a very young undergraduate I was somewhat in awe of him initially, but his kindness and friendly manner soon broke the ice...and we chatted regularly once we realized we were both using Rolleiflex cameras (particularly the SLR SL66) underwater. I will always remember him from that and subsequent encounters at dive locations as carrying his big camera to or from a dive always cheerfully whistling a happy tune...

Goodbye Neville...your legacy will live forever.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:18 AM

Will be sorely missed by the diving and scientific communities. A wonderful man