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Legendary Filmmaker Stan Waterman Featured in April Sea Secret Lecture Series

Stan Waterman

MIAMI — March 28, 2012 — The April 18 Sea Secrets Lecture Series will feature author and Emmy® Award winner Stan Waterman. As one of the true pioneers in the shark diving community, Waterman had the first live-aboard in the Bahamas. He has dedicated his career to the documentation of marine life with more than fifty films and videos that have garnered five Emmys. The Discovery Channel produced a 90–minute documentary on him and his family entitled, “The Man Who Loves Sharks.”

Currently on the Board of Shark Savers, Waterman is focused on the vital importance of these apex predators to the health of the ocean food chain. His talk will feature clips from his 1968 film “Blue Water, White Death,” and he will share his work with oceanic white tip sharks and discuss his pioneering efforts in advancing the idea of safe relationships with these magnificent creatures. Packed with extraordinary visuals and mind-blowing tales, this lecture is sure to have some serious ‘bite’.

After the lecture the winners of the University of Miami’s 2012 Underwater Photography Contest will be announced, and the winning images selected by a panel of professional photographers and marine scientists will be on display in the Rosenstiel School Library.  Since its creation in 2005, the contest has drawn several thousand entrants from across the globe. This year, for the first time, the contest will include a “Fan Favorite” category in which users can vote online March 30-April 8.

UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and the Ocean Research and Education Foundation host the popular Sea Secrets lecture series. The events are free and open to the public, and are designed to provide insight and information about the oceans that cover two-thirds of our planet, and much of which, are still an enigma. Lectures are preceded by a reception at 5:30p.m. Sea Secrets is sponsored by the Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric Science, The Shepard Broad Foundation, The Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation, Southern Wine & Spirits and is organized by Robert N. Ginsburg.

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.rsmas.miami.edu.

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