What energises you at work?
Generally coffee and working with an ethical team that shares the same passion for marine life.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?
That I know why the boxes were sent to Perth instead of their clearly labelled destination of Melbourne.
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Exploring the reef, rainforest or outback around Cairns…after mowing my lawn of course.
If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
Favourite coral and why?
Turbinaria heronensis, so many different growth forms, so hard to tease out their beautiful polyps and not a commonly kept species of an underappreciated genus.
What do you love about the job?
I love working with a subject matter that I care about and still amazes me, even when I think I’ve seen it all.
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
I would choose the ability to clearly explain everything to my wife on the first go.