Richard Ellis dies

Thursday 30th May 2024

Richard Ellis, ‘Poet Laureate’ of Deep-Sea Creatures, Dies at 86 – The New York Times

In “Monsters of the Sea” (1994), Mr. Ellis turned his attention to creatures both real and imaginary, including the Loch Ness monster.Credit 
Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.