Welcome to the September 2022 Sea-gram, from MilaBooks.com

This month we're celebrating coral reefs.
Professional photographer Meg Kiley shot the headline photo above in 2019, me cruising over one of Curacao's beautiful coral reefs at a dive site called Small Wall.

Be sure to take a look at this month's featured article, showing life on a healthy coral reef, and learn about the Coral Reef Alliance, a great conservation organization.

This month's Featured Creature is the Four-eye Butterflyfish, sporting a special trick provided by nature.

In Story Behind the Photo, we show the importance of good lighting for taking colorful photos underwater.

For local NY Sea-gram fans we take a look at the exciting activity just off Jones Beach.
HEY, we got sharks & rays up here too!

Finally, please visit the Book Corner, where we have several interesting books to tell you about.

First, we take a moment to recognize the passing of Patricia Perry, a beach-loving conservationist, shown here on a beach walk with her "picker" helping keep Jones Beach clean.
Patricia was also a member of Sierra Club, WWF, Greenpeace, Earth Justice, and several other conservation organizations.
She would have been 87 this month.