Marissa McNamara

Marissa McNamara of Queensland Museum

Dr Marissa McNamara is a Collection Manager working primarily with the crustacean collection. She spends her time with jars of crabs and boxes of barnacles, making sure the 50,000 or so registered specimens are in good condition. She also registers new crustacean specimens into the State Collection, helps researchers borrow specimens, participates in public talks and exhibitions, and answers public enquiries such as, “What crustacean did I find on the beach?”

Marissa also assists with the fish collection, which contains 45,000 specimens.

Marissa loves finding and photographing crustaceans and fish in the Moreton Bay region.


  • Sorting and registration of deep-sea CIDARIS fish specimens from as deep as 4,000 metres!

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