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Joseph R. Geraci, expert in marine mammal medicine and National Aquarium official, dies

Joseph R. Geraci, expert in marine mammal medicine and National Aquarium official, dies

Dr. Joseph R Geraci, a scientist and veterinarian who was a leading expert in marine mammal medicine and aquatic wildlife conservation, died of cancer Thursday at his Leesburg, Va. home. The former Otterbein resident was 77.

A former official of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, he was professor in the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Department of Pathology. He was proponent of teaching aquarium visitors about sea life and the issues affecting it.

In his four decades in the field, Dr. Geraci led research teams from the Arctic to the tropics to study the health of marine mammals and...

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