Hearts are heavy in the reefing world tonight, as we mourn the death of one of our smartest, kindest, most creative and generous members: Caitlin Lee. She was an editor and contributor at reefs.com for many years, and she was loved by all who knew her. She was my friend, she was wonderful, and I will miss her deeply.
Here are a few of her articles for reefs:
Buried Treasure! 91 New Coral Species Uncovered In “Lost World” Of Great Barrier Reef
Where a Reef Nerd’s Mind Wanders – Jellyfish Clouds
New Methods To Properly Age An Octopus
Bonus: here she is with my foster squirrel, Squishy:
Our hearts are saddened on hearing the news of Caitlin’s passing. She was a friend to many of us, whether we knew her personally, or in the forums. Condolences go out to her family and friends. We will always miss you.
Super sad, does anyone know what happened?
She died of natural causes
Not at that age!
I just heard…………RIP Caitlin. Would you be able to be specific what natural cause of death. She looks healthy from this Youtube few days ago? Just shocking to hear the sad news.
To all in the Reefs.com community,
We are devastated and heartbroken by this sudden loss. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a tribute to my beautiful sister. As per Caitie’s wishes, she is going to be laid to rest as part of an eternal reef. If anyone is interested in sharing or contributing the link is included below. My family thanks you all for your friendship and support of Caitlin.
Sincerely, Meghan Lee
Apologies. The correct url is https://www.facebook.com/donate/3680300415352299/?fundraiser_source=external_url
Hi, I cannot seem to open the link..I don’t have Facebook. Can you send in another format or text it to me ? I also asked her mom to send it to me. I am so sad by this news. We spent a lot of time together last year. She touched my heart and raised my spirits everyday. She fought everyday. Her love for fish/aquarium life ( I don’t know the correct terminology- sorry) was unreal. I wish we had more time. Sending awkward hugs because hey, that’s what hugs are- awkward.
I am verry sorry to hear of Caitlin passing .
. She was a.verry special person and will be missed. RIP Caitlin