With sadness, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received news of the passing of former BIOS Trustee and Life Trustee, Mr. Harvey Eugene (Gene) Lehman.
Gene and his wife first became involved in the then Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR) in 1960 when they traveled to BBSR for their own research projects. He was elected a member of the corporation in 1961, became a trustee in 1962 and served until 1983. As a distinguished scientist and teacher from the Department of Zoology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Gene taught experimental embryology and other summer courses at BBSR for many years and initiated the daily ‘reef watch’ tradition, a favorite amongst his students. In 1985 a BBSR endowed scholarship was established in his honor for graduate students and to date has benefitted over 30 students with grant-in-aid support.
The staff and board of BIOS extend its sincerest belated condolences to Gene’s family.