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Book Title: Eyes in the Sea: Adventures of an Undersea Pioneer|
Edition: Mariner Publishing
Date of issue: January 24th 2012
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The author of the book: Robert I. Wicklund
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 23.11 MB
Read full description of the books Eyes in the Sea: Adventures of an Undersea Pioneer:Bob Wicklund has a talent for storytelling—some tales almost unbelievable, yet they are all true. His stories come alive on the pages of Eyes in the Sea. Readers will marvel at his “first eyes” discoveries and how a regular guy became a leading pioneer of diving science. The chapters elicit a range of emotions, from laughing out loud to sadness and anxiety.
Wicklund has seen and done remarkable things alongside a host of world famous divers and explorers. His stories bring the three dimensions of the sea to the mind’s eye and take the reader through decades of diving development—from the primitive, early days of scuba and other diving gear to shallow-diving manned submersibles, undersea laboratories, and ROVs. His ability to live and work under the sea has increased mankind’s knowledge of the elements and biodiversity of our undersea world. You will gain a better understanding of our oceans’ critical importance to our own well-being and future.
Wicklund, America’s undersea test pilot, dove for science, government, treasure, and pleasure. With vivid and breathtaking stories and more than fifty photographs, Eyes in the Sea captures the true adventures, incredible discoveries, dangers, and thrills of many of the notable men and women who dared to bring their eyes into the sea.
Read information about the authorRobert “Bob” Wicklund is a true undersea pioneer. His amazing career (over 50 years) included many “firsts.” As director and co-founder of the Hydro-Lab Undersea Research Program (1971–75), Bob’s team saturated 343 scientists and policymakers, enabling them to live and work on the bottom of the ocean. His seven years with the U.S. Senate working on legislation for diving science and ocean protection included the building of the Aquarius undersea laboratory.
Bob was co-founder and executive director of the Caribbean Marine Research Center in the Bahamas (1984–95), which conducted thousands of scientific dives every year. He also held the directorship of the National Undersea Research Program in the Caribbean, and later the Southeast and Gulf of Mexico Region. His dives included nine saturation missions, two of which are records—the first saturation dive from a submarine and the first saturation dive under the Arctic ice.
Wicklund began his career at the Sandy Hook Marine Laboratory in 1961 as a researcher and the Northeast diving examiner for the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of the Interior.
In 1990, Bob Wicklund was presented with the NOGI Award for Diving Science. The NOGI is the oldest and most prestigious award in the diving industry, dating back to 1960. The roster of NOGI recipients has become a virtual “Who’s Who in the Ocean World.”
Bob has met and enjoyed the company of many interesting and influential people over the years, but it is his time spent in the sea that he treasures the most. Sharing time and space with fish and other sea creatures gives him a deep appreciation for the importance of the ocean to our own well-being.
Bob is presently the director of Federal Programs for the University of North Carolina Wilmington and resides with his wife, Gerri Wenz, on their farm in Virginia.
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