The NYC Sea Gypsies

Since 1971


“From Plankton To Whales - Why Our Local Waters Are Worth Protecting”

by
Christopher Paparo

The Fish Guy

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 7 PM
The Press Box Restaurant and Pub
932 2nd Avenue (between 49th & 50th)


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We face many environmental challenges. The constant flow of negative news about our environment – fish kills, algae blooms, spills, beach closures
, shellfish harvesting closures – sometimes creates a lack of enthusiasm among local communities to protect and care for our environment. Come explore with Chris Paparo and regain your enthusiasm for protecting our marine environment by learning about some of the fascinating life that inhabits our local waters.

Christopher Paparo – known to so many through his “Fish Guy” website and his beautiful photography – was born and raised on Long Island and is one of the most knowledgeable people about our local marine life. Chris is the manager of the Marine Sciences Center located on the Southampton campus of the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Before being hire to his current position during 2013, Chris worked for the Long Island Aquarium for 14 years, where he was instrumental in the development of the Aquarium and rose to the position of Senior Aquarist. Before that, he was the Education Coordinator and Stranding Technician at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research.

Chris is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) and the New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA). He writes the monthly Naturalist’s Logbook column for the NY & NJ edition of On The Water Magazine. As a freelance writer and photographer Chris has numerous published articles and photos.

So mark the date and come enjoy some terrific photography and an interesting and lively presentation!


***NOTE: The official Club Annual Meeting, as per our bylaws, where club elections will take place, will be held in November***