I received an email on the FastMoll listserv this morning about the death of Robin Rigby, an octopus researcher at Kyoto University in Japan who worked with E. dofleini, in a car accident Sunday morning. I didn't know Dr. Rigby well, but interacted with her through email and was well aquainted with her work, having done work with E. dofleini physiology as well. The loss of Dr. Rigby so early in her career is an enormous blow to cephalopod science, and on a personal level I pray for comfort for loved ones. Even though I didn't know her personally... she will be missed. Here is the text of the email: We are saddened to announce the death of Ms. Robin Rigby, who was killed in a traffic accident Sunday morning in Kushimoto, Japan. Many of you knew Robin through her participation in the NaGISA project of the Census of Marine Life and in the triennial CIAC meetings. After completing her master’s degree at Dalhousie University, she entered the doctoral program at Hokkaido University, where she studied octopus behavior in Dr. Yasunori Sakurai’s laboratory. After receiving her degree, she became a post-doctoral researcher at Kyoto University and was a NaGISA project leader. Two months ago, she was hired by the university as an associate professor. Condolence messages can be sent to Robin’s husband, Mr. Kohta Asamidori (email@example.com).