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Wicklund, a pioneer of sea exploration, tells of his adventures under the sea. Diving for science, government, and treasure, he has experienced amazing discoveries, dangers, and thrills. He shares his experiences with the world in this book, containing over 50 photos.
Bob Wicklund shares an insiders view of historic events ... from underwater encounters with Cuban President Fidel Castro to meetings with fish in icy Arctic waters and standoffs with drug smugglers, all share the single element that makes them at once entrancing and enduring they are all true ... some terrifying, some wise, some breakout-laughing hilarious, others painful sagas of loss, both of treasured friends and of treasured places in the sea. Sylvia A. Earle, PhD, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, author, documentary film producer, and former Chief Scientist at NOAA
In Eyes of the Sea Bob Wicklund takes you on a voyage into the wonders beneath the waves. His carefully researched and dramatically described expeditions of his underwater adventures is certain to intrigue the readers and make them wish to learn more about the mysteries lurking in the depths, if not incite them to take up diving and see the wonders for themselves. Clive Cussler, bestselling author and the founder of the National Underwater & Marine Agency (NUMA).
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Robert "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 he 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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