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NYSMEA “From Plankton to Whales: Why Our Local Waters Are Worth Protecting!” Chris Paparo
With endless stories and photos of fish kills, harmful algal blooms, oil spills, beach closures, etc. filling our daily news feeds, it appears that our environment is in a horrific state of “Doom and Gloom”. Although we do face many environmental challenges, this constant bombardment of negativity creates a lack of enthusiasm among local communities when it comes to protecting our environment. Regain your enthusiasm for protecting our marine environment by learning about some of the fascinating marine life that inhabits the waters of Long Island.
Born and raised on Long Island (New York), I have been exploring the wilds of the Island for over 30 years. As the owner of Fish Guy Photos, I am a wildlife
photographer, writer and lecturer who enjoys bringing public awareness to the
diverse wildlife that calls the island home. My passion for coastal ecology, fishing and the outdoors led me to obtain a BS in Marine Science from LIU/Southampton and I currently manage the Marine Sciences Center at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University.
An award-winning member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the New York State Outdoor Writers Association, I am a freelance writer for several fishing and wildlife related publications. Although my work tends to focus on
marine life, everything in the natural world is fair game.
Follow my adventures on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and
TikTok at @fishguyphotos or by visiting my website at www.fishguyphotos.com
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