, a good friend of the planet and to many of us, died at about 2:37 this morning, German time. I will remember
him for many reasons, including this account from his first journey to Saya de Malha:
We encountered a unique meteorological phenomenon on the North Bank: the sea was flatter than a mirror, a cloudless night sky, and the stars were so brilliantly reflected by the sea surface that one was deceived in thinking one saw the sky there. The horizon had shifted and all the gods were enjoying themselves. This clearly was a once-in-a-lifetime and profound experience. Tom [Goreau] can make the scientific explanation available to you.
Tom Goreau writes:
I'm heartbroken to hear this tragic news. You can be sure that we will do all we can to ensure that the legacy of his pioneering work in the oceans will never be forgotten.
As Wolf would say, "Ja!, Prinzip Hoffnung [the principle of hope]!"