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Charles Bentley stands in front of an LC-130 after arriving at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet drilling camp, known popularly as WAIS Divide, in January 2008. Charles Bentley 1929-2017
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Tuesday August 29, 2017

Charles Bentley, the pioneering glaciologist who was among the very first wave of scientists to travel to Antarctica, passed away on August 19 at his home in Oakland, Calif. at the age of 87. Over his distinguished career, he made numerous discoveries that fundamentally changed the scientific community’s understanding of Antarctica.
Stewart poses for a portrait in McMurdo Station while wearing his Antarctic parka. He traveled to Antarctica numerous times over the years to set up and oversee the scientific diving on the continent. James Stewart
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Thursday July 13, 2017

James "Jim" Stewart--the chief diving officer emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the so-called "father" of the U.S. Antarctic Program's diving program--died in Irvine, California on June 7 at the age of 89. Stewart adapted the scientific-diving best practices that he helped develop for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences to produce guidelines for the U.S. Arctic and Antarctic programs, procedures still used to this day.

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