Giant Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas, by David Wang

Jeffrey T. Williams retiring from USNM

Posted on Oct 30, 2020

Jeffrey T. Williams, Collections Manager in the Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, is retiring at the end of October 2020 after 37 years of service. Jeff is renowned for the vast collections of marine shorefishes that he has made on fieldtrips throughout the Indo-Pacific. Congratulations and many thanks to Jeff. It is the end of an era in the Division of Fishes.

Until we are able to re-fill Jeff’s position, inquiries concerning the collections should be directed to Lynne R. Parenti, Curator-in-Charge, Division of Fishes, parentil [at] Please be advised that because of the pandemic we are currently not accepting accessions, processing loans, or hosting new visitors. We will alert the community when those routine collections activities restart.

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