Working as a volunteer and guide for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel in Eilat and Sinai during his early 20’s, Jonathan Erez was introduced to the beautiful underwater life of coral reefs. He proudly points out that he was certified in the first SCUBA course held in Israel in 1965 and that his diving certificate is #33. During Jonathan's B.Sc. studies in Geology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), he met Prof. Zeev Reiss, an admirable teacher and pioneer in foraminiferal research, who introduced Jonathan to the world of foraminifera. Combining SCUBA and foraminiferal ecology...

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