Created by Tom Bright, April 2015
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Tom Bright and his wife, Cindy, are Area Managers for American Land and Leisure, a concessionaire operating over 400 campgrounds in US National Forests, State Parks and other organizations around the country. They are currently assigned to the Sandpoint Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
Tom has a PhD in Biological Oceanography and is retired from Texas A&M University, where for many years he held an appointment as Professor in the Department of Oceanography. He taught several courses and performed research on coral reef ecology. His and his students' research contributed significantly to designation of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 100 miles offshore from Texas. Subsequently, he and Cindy managed the Glover's Reef Research Station for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Belize. A field biologist at heart, his recreational interests include animal watching and nature photography. Hence, the creation of the picture Guides herein.
In addition to the campgrounds, he has produced similar guides for Marine Protected Areas he has been affiliated with in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.