About The Author

Beat the Bloom | Monster in the Water by Dylan D'Agate | Harmful Algal Blooms
Beat the Bloom | Monster in the Water by Dylan D'Agate | Harmful Algal Blooms
- Dylan D'Agate, Author -

Hi!  

My name is Dylan D’Agate and I'm sixteen years old.  I live on Long Island and have always felt deeply connected to water.  After all, who doesn't love going to the beach and splashing in the water on a hot summer day? While water is used for many different purposes in our everyday lives, it shouldn't be taken for granted.  Because water is one of Earth's most precious natural resources, it should be protected and respected.

 

Harmful algal blooms have become a growing environmental problem, causing devastation to my community and communities around the world.  I wrote Monster in the Water: Fighting Back Against Harmful Algal Blooms to raise awareness about this important issue and encourage young people to take action.  I hope you will take the time to read my book, share what you learned, and think about what you can do to make a difference.

                                                                                                              -Dylan