Ian Harrison

Ian Harrison first became interested in sea life during family vacations to the southwest coast of England. But an internship at the Natural History Museum in London convinced him to become an ichthyologist -- a scientist who studies fishes. Ian explores how fish are related and how they evolve, or change over time. He studies fish anatomy, their physical structure, and how fish are adapted to their environment.

Ian Harrison
Date of Birth: August 11, 1962
Hometown: Hythe, England
Position: develops educational materials and researches fishes for the American Museum of Natural History
Education: B.S., University College of North Wales at Bangor; Ph.D., University of Bristol, England
Field of interest: ichthyology

Image credits: courtesy of AMNH, Ian Harrison; Ian Harrison: courtesy of AMNH, Denis Finnin.