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Jay Cossey, Contributor
Full name:
Jay Cossey
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Jay Cossey
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Ontario, Canada

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Update 2008: I now work for the University of Guelph as a nature photographer and graphic designer at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario. While I enjoyed my career in the commercial realm, it has been a life-long dream to work with nature full-time.
Many thanks to my friend, Steve Marshall, who introduced me to Paul Hebert, and to Paul for inviting me to join the BIO/CCDB team.

Nature Photographer, Graphic Designer
Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding,
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario,
University of Guelph
Jay Cossey