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Christopher Paparo Southampton Marine Science Center Manager Marine Science


Christopher Paparo’s primary responsibility is to maintain the Marine Sciences Center’s computerized, state-of the-art 5,000 sq. ft. seawater lab. He is also the field station's naturalist, educating the public about the various fish, invertebrates, mammals, and bird that call Long Island home.  Additionally, Paparo has 20 years of experience working with sharks. He is currently  a member of the SoFo's Shark Research and Education Program, has tagged white sharks with OCEACH, managed the shark exhibit at the LI Aquarium for 13 years, and assisted WCS (NY Aquarium) tagging sand tiger sharks.


  • BS, Marine Science, Southampton College, LIU