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Cape Times – July 2014 – Peter Timm and the coelacanth

Peter Timm passed away in May 2014, at the age of 51, soon after I had the privilege of meeting him and chatting to him about his numerous sightings of one of Earth’s oldest animals – the coelacanth, dating back 400 million years. Peter’s love for the ocean (and nature in general) was infectious, and I got the feeling that if he wasn’t an elite Trimix diver, plunging down to more than 100 metres in Sodwana Bay’s deep canyons, he’d be a game ranger somewhere on a wild river in Africa. He was a larger than life person, who died while trying to help another diver.

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