[Coral-List] Passing of Pedro Alcolado

HARDCASTLE James James.HARDCASTLE at iucn.org
Wed Jun 21 13:51:17 EDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

Sad news indeed,

As a small token, IUCN would like to send out a brief note celebrating Pedro and his work, to our MPA community and beyond, through our website and in our next PA newsletter.

Could someone volunteer to write a suitable three- four- paragraph note? and I can also include a couple of quotes from the 'listers who have expressed their sadness and condolences so far.

If someone could also send me a good, lively, Pedro-in-action photo, that would be appreciated.

Kind regards

James Hardcastle,
IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme
james.hardcastle at iucn.org

-----Original Message-----
From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov [mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Vassil Zlatarski
Sent: 20 June 2017 02:34
To: Alain Duran; Coral-List Subscribers
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Passing of Pedro Alcolado

I am deeply saddened. I was privileged to meet Pedro during his first steps in marine science.  For decades, I followed with respect his devoted investigations and enjoyed his warm colleaguial attention. Thank you, mi hermano, you will be dearly missed!

Coral reefs are losing great friend.

Sincerest condolences to all Alcolado's, friends and colleagues


Vassil Zlatarski

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 12:17 PM, Alain Duran <ecoaduran at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear coral-list members,
> It is with a heavy heart and deep appreciation for his commitment to
> coral reef conservation that I share with you that Dr. Pedro Alcolado
> (Profe
> Pedro) passed way last night. Pedro was one of the top Cuban marine
> scientists who contributed to innumerable scientific projects
> resulting in dozens scientific articles and books. Beyond his
> excellent scientific career, Pedro was known as a great instructor who
> advocated for deeply and open discussion that we, his students, will always remember.
> Es con profundo dolor y reconocimiento a su trabajo para la
> conservación marina de los arrecifes coralinos que les informo que el
> Dr. Pedro Alcolado falleció en horas de la noche. Pedro fue uno de los
> mejores  investigadores marinos cubanos que contribuyo en innumerables
> proyectos que culminaron en artículos y libros científicos. Mas allá
> de su excelente carrera científica, Pedro fue conocido como un gran
> instructor que siempre nos enseño, a nosotros sus estudiantes, la
> discusión científica profunda y libre que siempre recordaremos
> We offered our sincerest condolences to his family and colleagues at
> the Institute of Oceanology, Cuba.
> Le enviamos nuestras condolencias a su familia y colegas del Instituto
> de Oceanologia
> Alain Duran (Florida International University, US)
> Patricia Gonzalez-Diaz (Centro de Investigaciones Marinas, Cuba)
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