Friday, May 01, 2020

My Friend Jack.

It is with great sadness that I share the passing of Jack.

There is a page where others will undoubtedly state that he was a great man.
And he certainly was - but he was so much more than that. On top of being the word's greatest Ichthyologist and Fish taxonomist, and phenomenal scientific mentor, he was also humble, self-deprecating, always generous and helpful to others, totally genuine, endowed with unbridled passion and curiosity, and funny as hell.

But above all.
He had a long, wonderful and exciting life filled with countless exhilarating and uplifting encounters, adventures and discoveries in far-away destinations. And from what I could discern, he really was a happy man, with a lovely family, and many lovely and loyal friends.
And ultimately, that is what really counts.

I will miss him greatly and always remember him fondly.

Goodbye Jack.
May you dive endless seas filled with beautiful undescribed Fishes.

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