Oh what a sad news :(. I remember his availability and welcome during my
visit to the museum in 2012. He was sick but he did not hesitate to meet me
and showed me his precious works on sea cucumbers and present me Yves who
showed me the whole collection

Rest In Peace Claude, We'll never forget you

Le ven. 10 sept. 2021 à 14:52, Yves Samyn <[log in to unmask]> a
écrit :

> Dear Colleagues/friends
> Today, I have to bring you sad news.
> Just yesterday, I've learned from Claude's wife that Claude has died; last
> Saturday...
> It's extremely sad.
> We've lost not only a colleague and a lot of expertise (and for some of us
> who knew Claude, a lot of friendship!)
> Kind regards - yves
> Yves Samyn
> Conservator Recent Invertebrates (non insects) Collection
> Editor-in-Chief *Abc Taxa *( 
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> Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
> Vautierstraat 29
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> 1000, Brussels
> Belgium
> Tel: +32 (0)2 627 41 24
> *The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), is currently
> only partly open due to the coronavirus crisis. **For the moment, d**ata
> requests that require access to the collections can ad hoc be fulfilled,
> depending availability of staff. We do have remote access to our databases
> and can provide some assistance with data requests. **W**e can **also **partly
> process loan requests and receive loan returns. **However, visitors are
> not yet allowed to visit the collections. **Thank you for bearing with us
> during this difficult time. Keep it Safe!*


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