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Residence  Panacea, Florida, U.S.
Nationality  American

Name  Anne Rudloe
Fields  Marine biology
Anne Rudloe
Born  December 24, 1947 Troy, Ohio, U.S. (1947-12-24)
Institutions  Panacea Institute of Marine Science, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
Notable awards  National Wetlands Award
Died  April 27, 2012, Panacea, Florida, United States
Institution  Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
Alma mater  University of Mary Washington, Florida State University
Books  Do You Love Shrimp, Priceless Florida: Natural E, Shrimp: The Endless, Florida's Wetlands, Florida's Uplands

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Anne Rudloe (née Eidemiller, December 24, 1947 – April 27, 2012) was an American marine biologist. She was the co-founder of the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory in Panacea, Florida.


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Rudloe was born Anne Eidemiller, December 24, 1947 in Troy, Ohio, and grew up in Hampton, Virginia. In 1971, she married writer and naturalist Jack Rudloe.

She earned a BSc (Biology) at Mary Washington College in 1969. She received an MSc in Oceanography from Florida State University in 1972 for Significant associations of the motile epibenthos of the turtle-grass beds of St. Joseph Bay, Florida. She received a PhD in Marine Biology in 1978 working with William F. Hernkind at Florida State University for Some ecologically significant aspects of the behavior of the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus. She trained at the United States Naval base in Panama City in underwater research and diving techniques in the "Scientists in the Sea" program and was the first woman to complete the program. She was an FSU adjunct professor of biological science. In 1980 she founded the Panacea Institute of Marine Science in Panacea, Florida. In 1990, she co-founded the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, as a non-profit teaching laboratory of which she was the managing director.

Rudloe published five books, in addition to scientific articles on horseshoe crabs, electric rays, mysid shrimp, and sea turtles. She wrote for a larger audience as well, in publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Natural History and Audubon. The article "Trouble in Bayou Country" (National Geographic 182 (September 1979): 377–9), which she co-wrote with her husband, is frequently cited in accounts of environmental damage to the Atchafalaya Basin.

Rudloe also studied Zen Bhuddism and received INGA (Dharma transmission) to teach as a JDPSN (Jido Pope Sanim) in the Kwan Um School of Zen. She then became the Abbot at the Cypress Tree Zen Center in Tallahassee, Florida. She was a frequent guest contributor for National Public Radio for both her conservation efforts and Zen Bhuddism.

She died of colon cancer, April 27, 2012. Rudloe was posthumously honored by the Environmental Law Institute with the 2014 Education and Outreach/National Wetlands award.

Selected works

  • Butterflies on a sea wind: beginning Zen (2002)
  • Chicken Wars (fiction, 2006, with Jack Rudloe)
  • Priceless Florida: natural ecosystems and native species (2004, with E. Whitney and D.B. Means)
  • Shrimp: the endless quest for pink gold (2010, with Jack Rudloe)
  • Zen in a Wild Country (2012)
  • "The Suwannee, Our Wild and Scenic Rivers" in National Geographic Vol. 152, No. 1, July, 1977 (with Jack Rudloe)
  • References

    Anne Rudloe Wikipedia

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