Fish out of Water

It gives me great pleasure to announce to you all that Mark McGrouther last week won the 2019 Australian Museum Research Institute Medal at the Eureka awards for his contribution to the Australian Museum, Ichthyology and citizen science.
In his 31 years as Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection Manager, Mark has overseen and built the collection to what it is today, the largest in the southern hemisphere and the fourth largest type collection in the world. He is widely considered as one of the leading fish collection managers globally due to his substantial contributions to ichthyology over the past three decades. He is the brains behind Australasian Fishes, and has been working towards building this amazing fish community for the past 10 years, its success is a testament to his passion and commitment.
His love of fishes is highly infectious and he has inspired countless people to appreciate the world of fish. Mark is a minor internet celebrity with over 1 million views of his Goblin Shark YouTube clip. He has three species of fishes named after him, an indication of the high esteem he is held in by his peers.
Mark wanted to sincerely thank all the members of Australasian Fishes for making the project a success. He often says that one of the great strengths of the project is the community and believes that without you he would not have received this honour. Please join me in congratulating Mark on this fabulous recognition of his achievements, he was truly surprised, humbled and looked like a fish out of water accepting his award.
Posted by amandahay amandahay, September 05, 2019 03:47

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Congrats Mark!! A worthy recipient

Posted by thebeachcomber over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Congratulations - very well deserved!

Posted by nyoni-pete over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Tu meke Mark! Well deserved.

Posted by clinton over 1 year ago (Flag)
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About bl00dy time! Well done Mark, hugely deserved.

Posted by sascha_schulz over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Congrats Mark!! :D 👏👏👏

Posted by henrick over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Well done Mark

Posted by fiftygrit over 1 year ago (Flag)
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A fitting reward and recognition at last for the vast amount of time and effort at the Museum. Congratulations Mark.

Posted by ralfmagee over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Well deserved, Mark. You kept pushing out fish species pages even when support waned. Great recognition that you continued on your bigger vision despite the doubters.

Posted by tomtrnski over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Congratulations Mark ... well deserved. To think I knew you when you were just a little boy.

Posted by anthonygill over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Excellent, well deserved.

Posted by rick-ludd over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Congratulations Mark. Well deserved recognition of your many years' work in on-line marine education too.

Posted by marinejanine over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Great news! Congratulations Mark.

Posted by rkc over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Well deserved. Congrats Mark :)

Posted by lachlan_fetterplace over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Well done Mark! Congratulations.

Posted by rfoster over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Congratulations Mark.👏👏👏

Posted by pamelaviolet over 1 year ago (Flag)

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