Thom Smith is Curator of Natural Science Emeritus at The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and before retirement had been employed there for forty-five years as educator and naturalist,and Aquarium Director.His NATUREWATCH column has appeared weekly in the Berkshire Eagle since 1978. Thom is also a features writer and photographer for Berkshire Week

Photograph by Tony Costello (2003)

Smith was instrumental in founding the museum's AQUARIUM and has always been interested in the sea. His interest goes beyond the natural history aspect of that place between land and sea, to include history and architecture.

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