My Watery Self: Memoirs of a Marine Scientist

My Watery Self: Memoirs of a Marine Scientist

by Stephen Spotte

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ISBN-13: 9781941110164
Publisher: Three Rooms Press
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 166
Sales rank: 1,305,950
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Stephen Spotte, a marine scientist, was born and raised in West Virginia. He has been a field biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi); curator and later director of Aquarium of Niagara Falls (New York); curator of the New York Aquarium and Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science (Brooklyn, New York); director of Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, Connecticut); executive director of Sea Research Foundation and research scientist at the Marine Sciences and Technology Center, University of Connecticut (Groton, Connecticut); principal investigator, Coral Reef Ecology Program (Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.), and adjunct scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, Florida). Dr. Spotte has a B.S. degree from Marshall University, a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is author or coauthor of more than 80 scientific papers on marine biology, ocean chemistry and engineering, and aquaculture. Field research has encompassed the Canadian Arctic, Bering Sea, West Indies, Indo-West Pacific, Central America, and the Amazon basin of Ecuador and Brazil. He also holds a U.S. Merchant Marine officer’s license.His popular articles about the sea have appeared in National Wildlife, On the Sound, Animal Kingdom, Explorers Journal, and Science Digest. Dr. Spotte has published 18 books, including three volumes of fiction, a memoir, and a work of cultural theory. He lives in Longboat Key, FL.

Table of Contents

Introduction i

Redhorse Blues 01

Exercises on a Tightrope 11

Memories of Flight 25

Blacking Out 37

Parking Sharks 45

Key Largo 57

Coney Island 68

Freddy 82

Hudson Bay 96

Iced Up 116

Seal Stew 124

Delude, Memory! 134

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