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William Sargent

environmental writer; NOVA consultant

Bill Sargent is a NOVA consultant and author of 5 books on science and the environment. He studied plankton as a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and was the first director of the National Aquarium in Baltimore. He has taught Science Writing at Harvard University and Marine Biology at the Briarwood Field Station in Bourne. Bill has worked on the status of horseshoe crabs in Pleasant Bay. This research was used in the creation of two reserves for this strategic biomedical resource.