[Coral-List] Bob Ginsburg's passing

Billy Causey - NOAA Federal billy.causey at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 10 15:00:53 EDT 2017

Thank you for sharing this news about Bob.  I will remember him for many
reasons because of his contributions to science, but I will never, ever
forget his Polyp Dance.  What an incredible man and he was so devoted to
reaching out and educating people about coral reefs and how they function.
I will miss him as many of you will feel some emptiness too.

On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 12:13 PM, Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu>

>     With great sadness I regret to report that Robert N. Ginsburg, (Most
> of you know as Bob) passed away July 9, 2017. Bob was 91 and had been in
> assisted living for the past few years. Few individuals have influenced
> the course of carbonate geology and coral reef studies more over the
> past 60 years than Robert Nathan Ginsburg. Had he not set the course,
> comparative sedimentology as we now know it might never have flourished.
> More important, though, was Bob’s rare ability to influence those around
> him to think, to ask the “So what?” or “What does it mean?” questions
> that we so often forget to ask. Bob can be likened to a Renaissance man,
> a visiting scholar from the past centuries. His approach to science was
> both philosophical and pragmatic, a natural historian’s attitude that at
> first seems out of step with today’s high-tech computer model-driven
> science. We will all miss him. Gene
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Billy D. Causey, Ph.D.
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NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
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