Norma Longo is a graduate of Duke University. She has worked for the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines for several years and currently is a Research Technician in the office of Orrin H. Pilkey at Duke University. Her interests include photography and travel (she has traveled to six continents including Antarctica), as well as beach processes, paleontology, geomorphology, hydrology, genealogy, and animals, her grand-critters, in particular. Her field analyses and video/photo documentation of Florida's shorelines provided a continuous coastal overview and summaries of armoring and development that contributed to the texts of two books in the Living with the Shore series, edited by Orrin Pilkey and William Neal. She is a co-author of Living on the Edge of the Gulf: The West Florida and Alabama Coast (Duke University Press, 2001) and Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches: Coastal Hazards from Amelia Island to Key West (Duke University Press, 2004), with photographs in both. More of her photographic work will appear in Dr. Pilkey's up-coming World Beaches book (University of California Press, in press).