Carle Place NY (PRWEB) October 2, 2009
Long Island-based author and underwater photographer Paul J. Mila has launched a new online monthly newsletter, The Sea-gram, for ocean lovers, divers, snorkelers, and conservationists. Mila is also a member of the Long Island Chapter of the Sierra Club conservationist organization, and an active supporter of the Sea-Shepherd conservationist organization.
Every Sea-gram issue contains a section called, The Story Behind The Photo, where divers can submit one of their photos, including an interesting story about their shot. In a recent interview, Mila said, "As divers, we are privileged to enjoy amazing encounters and interactions with all kinds of sea creatures, from tiny sea-horses to giant whales, and many divers are also photographers. With the large variety of affordable and easy-to-operate underwater photographic equipment available today, even beginners return home with some very dramatic shots. I thought Sea-gram would be a great venue to showcase their pictures, and share some great dive yarns about how they took their photos." Mila also includes several photo tips in the Story Behind The Photo section, to help underwater photographers achieve better results.
Another regular Sea-gram feature is Conservation Corner, where Mila highlights a conservation issue critical to the ocean's well-being. The August issue discussed the recent Lion fish invasion occurring in the Caribbean, and the Atlantic coast. In September Mila wrote about the plight of sea-turtles, since all species are now officially designated as either "Threatened" or Endangered".
Mila said, "The fate of humanity is integrally tied into the health of the ocean. Based on our abuse of the ocean, and over-exploitation of its vast, but limited, resources, I think it's fair to conclude that humanity is in big trouble. I want to raise awareness about some key issues in an interesting and entertaining format, and provide information on how people can learn more and get involved if they are interested. Hopefully, Sea-gram accomplishes that goal without preaching or hitting people over the head. I think a negative approach just turns many people off."
Sea-gram also includes general information on topics relevant to divers, and ocean enthusiasts.
Previous Sea-gram issues may be viewed at the Milabooks.com email archive website below:
Sea-gram is available, free, at Mila's website, http://www.milabooks.com or by contacting Mila at paul(at)paulmila(dot)com.
Mila, now retired after a successful career in the corporate sector, trading in his business suit for a wet-suit. He devotes his time to writing, scuba diving around the world, underwater photography and speaking to groups about the growing need for ocean conservation. Mila's books and underwater photographs are featured on numerous diving websites. Basic Underwater Photography is his first non-fiction effort, following three successful dive adventure novels: Dangerous Waters, Whales' Angels, and Fireworks.
Milabooks.com publishes beach-read adventures for dive enthusiasts, while providing non-diving readers an entertaining glimpse into the beauty of our undersea world.
For more information, visit http://www.milabooks.com
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