Rookery Bay’s Summer of Sharks continued with a lecture by SCUBA pioneer Stan Waterman–winner of five Emmys–on his life spent filming sharks.
Looking piratical in a black eye patch, the 88-year-old Stan Waterman spoke Wednesday evening, July 27, 2011, to a group of about 65 at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve headquarters off Collier Boulevard, as part of Rookery Bay’s Summer of Sharks.
Waterman has spent most of his life filming and documenting the world’s sharks. He opened a dive business in the Bahamas in 1954, and served as an underwater cameraman and co-producer for “Blue Water, White Death,” the 1971 film that was the first glimpse for many people into the world of sharks. He worked with his friend Peter Benchley on “The Deep,” along with 10 years of productions for ABC-TV and the “Expedition Earth” series on ESPN. Waterman won five Emmy awards for his work, and was the subject of a Discovery Channel biographical special, “The Man Who Loves Sharks.
Stan Waterman is a living legend in the field of scuba and shark filming.
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