Dr. Musick – Nota de Pesar (PDF – Portuguese)

Dr. John (Jack) Musick

It was with great sadness that all members of the Brazilian Elasmobranch Society (SBEEL) received the news on the passing of the great marine scientist John A. Musick, our beloved Jack. His ties with Brazil started back in the 1960’s when he was a colleague of the Brazilian ichthyologist Naércio Menezes at the Harvard University PhD Program in Biology, and proceeded in the late 1970’s when his former PhD student Ning Labbish Chao was hired at the Federal University of Rio Grande. Jack accepted and supervised Brazilian students at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science PhD program in Marine Science, including Ricardo Rosa, Cassiano Monteiro Neto and Rogério Teixeira. He visited Brazil several times and attended two SBEEL meetings (2000 and 2006) and one ASIH/AES meeting held in Manaus (2003). The organization of the last SBEEL meeting in 2018 paid tribute to his many contributions to elasmobranch science during Sharks International Conference. His broad view in science positively influenced many of us in various fields such as ichthyology, elasmobranch biology, herpetology, and conservation biology. His legacy will remain with us and with the generations to come. He will be missed as an inspiring researcher and as a friend. Rest in peace Jack.


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