I don’t normally read autobiographies, but I’ve made two exceptions…the first was David Attenborough’s “Life on Air” which I found fascinating and the second was “CRAZY! Adventures of a Marine Biologist” by Pat Garratt, Director of the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa.
The title certainly grabs you, and anyone with an interest in the aquarium industry, marine biology, or fishing will love this book! There’s a bit of something for all of us fishy people.
Pat started as a researcher at the Oceanographic Research Institute in Durban and a keen fisherman, and then moved on to become a curator; designing, building and stocking the Two Oceans Aquarium. He moved up to become the Director for a number of years and is now facing retirement…but he has lots of great stories and memories to bid him farewell (although I don’t think he will be saying goodbye to the fish altogether!) This is a man who has enjoyed life, at times risked that life, and will continue to love family, friends, and fish.
What I love most about this book is that it is all about finding your passion and following your dream no matter what!
This book is available online.