Ebooks By Tim Grollimund / 12/27/2016 Share Tweet Share Share From January 2011 to April 2014 I wrote a bi-weekly column called DIVE TIME for The Reporter in the Upper Keys. Each time I wrote a column, I included a small collection of images for the editor to choose from for the print edition. The editor did not have the space available in the print edition to run all the images. I always felt a little “short-sheeted”, since all the photos I selected, to me, belonged with the column. I have always wanted to republish the columns as ebooks, and include all the images. The Kindle book format will allow me to do that. As the newspaper column developed, I became enamored with the behaviors of the critters I was spending many hours with on the reefs of the Upper Keys. As an extension of that curiosity, I ended up spending over a year as a representative on a working group for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and for a short while, was a member of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. I spent endless hours reading the science, interviewing any scientist that would talk to me with the objective of conveying their findings to the public in understandable language. as all this progressed, I wrote more and more about the science. I see thee as a series, which I call the “Sanctuary Science Series” This first Kindle book is about how I got to write my newspaper column.I want to thank you for your interest in the ocean. It has been a great learning experience for me to find a subject, go through the discovery process by reading the science, and now, through this Kindle format, to expand on the concepts and the images from the original columns published in The Reporter.