My name is Greg Barord and I currently reside in Galveston, TX, with miles of public beaches all around. I grew up in Phoenix, AZ where all I could think about was the giant squid. Since the likelihood of finding a giant squid was quite slim in Phoenix, all I could do was read and watch. I decided to become an Aggie and enroll at Texas A&M University @ Galveston as a Marine Biology major. After a grueling 4.5 years, I was awarded my BS in Marine Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. I started working at the National Resource Center for Cephalopods about 5 years ago which has been very rewarding. I am in the process of having two scientific papers published very soon and hope that more success will follow. I began working at the Aquarium @ Moody Gardens in the Quarantine Facility performing treatments, necropsies, and the occasional experiment here and there. It has not all been marine for me; my Summer job back in phoenix was carpentry for 7 years, which although it was quite hot I really loved. I also spent a summer in Alaska working at a sockeye salmon hatchery. Two very different temperature extremes but both rewarding. I come to TONMO to share by experience and also to learn as much as I can from everyone else. I look forward to conversing with each and every one of you in the future. Maybe I will learn how to use all of those fancy icons and smiley faces ...hope that was the right one.