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Dean Bumpus

Age: 89

oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who tossed tens of thousands of bottles into the Atlantic Ocean to analyze its currents. Each bottle contained a number and a note asking the finder to send him a postcard indicating when and where the bottle was discovered. He offered 50 cents to each participant.

Died: Woods Hole, Mass., March 14, 2002

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