Hardy Jones: 1943-2018 Marine Wildlife Conservationist and Filmmaker
In 1983, hovering over a seamount in the Sea of Cortez, I trained my underwater 16mm movie camera on a giant manta ray that trailed a tangle of heavy fishing line and long-line hooks. Descending through a cloud of scuba bubbles, Hardy Jones landed on the ray’s back, pulled his dive knife from the scabbard strapped to his leg, and began cutting the line free. Had the ray bolted, Hardy might have been impaled by the lone-line hooks and dragged away into the depths beyond the
Michael James Cochran 1941-2018
The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences is deeply saddened to share the news of the recent passing of NOGI Fellow Mike Cochran (Science 2017). Mike was a pioneer and true visionary in the field of microprocessing. While working for Texas Instruments, Mike co-invented the world's first microcomputer chip, started the Scientific Calculator Department, and was recognized as TI's most prolific inventor. Mike started his work in the decompression field while working with NASA.