Gallery by Richard Lewin

Learning About Sharks




Great white sharks have been placed on the “vulnerable species list” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Part of the protection process is tagging and tracking sharks to learn their habits. On April 17, Chris Paparo of Fish Guy Photos explained the process, including measuring, tagging, releasing, and tracking by satellite at an event sponsored by the Amagansett Free Library.

Also in attendance were Library Director Lauren Nichols, assistant director Anne Jones, and Paparo’s partners in the adventure, Captain Greg Metzger of Southampton High School and Frank Quevedo, the executive director of the South Fork Museum of Natural History.