Graham Allen Short has been passionate about marine life and marine sciences since he began selectively breeding angel fish in his family’s Chicago basement at age thirteen. After receiving his degree in Marine Biology from Boston University, Graham spent a year furthering his marine studies at Woods Hole Marine Institute where he investigated alimentation behavior in copepods.
After Woods Hole, in 1990, Graham began molecular biology studies at the Cancer Research Center at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Subsequent to his studies, as a research assistant in the Ophthalmology center of the University of California, San Francisco, Graham developed a PCR-based detection system for herpes virus in immune compromised patients that established current clinical practices.
During the Internet tsunami, Graham took up understanding web publishing technology and is today an ardent promoter of using WordPress to rapidly build websites to better disseminate scientific knowledge. Coming soon in 2013, you’ll see Graham introducing a web destination for crowd funding of individual scientific projects.
In 2003, Graham returned to his first love – marine biology – and is currently focused on the phylogenetics or evolution of syngnathids. Now affiliated with the California Academy of Sciences, Graham spends a couple of seasons each year observing syngnathid behavior in situ throughout Oceania, and capturing this behavior in exquisite underwater photographs, basing expeditions from his stunning Camper & Nicholson ketch “Mustang“.
In all the world, Chowder Bay is one of Graham’s favorite spots to hang out with his beloved sea horses. Please enjoy discovering this magical world through the eyes of Graham Allen Short aided by his Nikon camera and Light & Motion underwater housing.