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George P. Panteleyev G

George P. Panteleyev G, a graduate student in the MITWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering, was lost overboard June 8 during a research trip on the Ob River in Siberia. He is presumed dead.

Panteleyev was serving as chief scientist on the cruise, which was collecting data to assess radioactive contamination in the river system, which empties into the Arctic Ocean. A similar cruise was conducted by Panteleyev and Stephen Smith of WHOI's Marine Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry in the summer of 1994.

Born in Moscow in 1966, Panteleyev entered the MITWHOI in June 1991. Panteleyev is survived by his wife, WHOIstudent Natalia Y. Beliakova G, with whom he lived in Westgate.