The eminent Puerto Rican ecologist Máximo Cerame Vivas dies

The ecologist Maximum Cerame Vivasfounder and first director of the Department of Marine Sciences at the Mayagüez University Campus of the University of Puerto Ricodied yesterday, Wednesday, due to complications from his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), his daughter, Victoria Cerame, confirmed this Thursday.

Cerame Vivas was 88 years old and died at home, in Piedras Riverin the early hours of the morning.

“He died due to respiratory problems…complications related to his COPD led to his death,” the daughter told The new day.

“Papi was the creator of the RUM Department of Marine Sciences… a Puerto Rican who dedicated his life to ecology and protecting the environmenthe added.

Cerame reported that his father's remains will be cremated and that, at the moment, there are no details of funeral arrangements. Other children of Cerame Vivas are expected to travel to Puerto Rico from the United States.