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Remembering Mike deGruy

Mike deGruy, smiling while in line at Baltra Airport in the Galápagos Islands, April 2010. Courtesy James Duncan Davidson.

Mike deGruy, smiling while in line at Baltra Airport in the Galápagos Islands, April 2010. Courtesy James Duncan Davidson.

We are saddened by the news that ocean photographer, filmmaker and storyteller Mike deGruy died yesterday in a helicopter crash in Australia. Mike was truly one of the great teachers and advocates for the oceans, as you can see in his TED Talk, filmed aboard Mission Blue in 2010:

In this talk, as in his photography and his many films, you can sense Mike’s infectious humor, his passion for the oceans — and his example of a life well and richly lived.

Mike deGruy holds a pair of tennis shoes decorated by Jim Toomey of "Sherman's Lagoon," aboard the Mission Blue Voyage to the Galápagos. Courtesy James Duncan Davidson.

Mike deGruy holds a pair of tennis shoes decorated by Jim Toomey of “Sherman’s Lagoon,” aboard the Mission Blue Voyage to the Galápagos. Courtesy James Duncan Davidson.