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altNature photography – on land, underwater & under the microscope – has always been Dr. Robert (Bob) Bachand’s passion.

Former educator and Florida Certified Master Naturalist, he has published over a hundred articles on a variety of subjects that include the health sciences, marine biology, underwater photography, and marine history. His articles and/or photographs have appeared in publications such as Sea Frontiers, National Wildlife, Cousteau Society’s Dolphin Log, Cousteau Society books, Skin Diver, Connecticut Magazine, The Keeper’s Log, Bulletin of the American Littoral Society, The Laurel of Asheville, Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures and various science journals. He has been a regular contributor to Long Island Boating World and Expressions (NPR-PBS publication). His books include Scuba Northeast Vol I & II, Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey, and Coastal Atlantic Sea Creatures: A Natural History.

In Connecticut, Bob served as Trustee to the Norwalk Seaport Association and was a member of the Citizens' Advisory Committee for EPA's Long Island Sound Study. As past president of the Long Island Sound Taskforce of the Oceanic Society and as a trustee and co/chair for Education & Programs at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT, he lectured on the Long Island Sound ecosystem throughout Connecticut and parts of New York State, including at New York’s Museum of Natural History. In Florida, he served on the Board of the Friends of Rookery Bay (NOAA/DEP) and Estero Bay. For his environmental work, he received awards from Connecticut Sea Grant and CT Department of Environmental Protection, Beneath the Sea Dive Show (NY) and Long Island Sound America