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Adam McArthur

The spirit of exploration is the most exciting thing about research! Finding out information that no one has known before.

Adam McArthurAdam is a deep-marine sedimentologist which means he studies how deep-water environments change and respond to different conditions, like changing currents.

He’s enjoyed geology since he was a boy, with a love for nature combined with getting lots of interesting rocks from his stonemason father and grandfather. Adam loves the spirit of exploration and finding out information that no one has before – like finding a new fossil or seeing samples from thousands of metres below the seafloor.

He’s interested in learning more about the deep-seas as they are critical for marine life and carbon sinks, and so much about them isn’t understood.

He’s currently looking at how underwater rivers (deep-sea sedimentary systems) interact with tectonic structures like faults because this, along with sediment studies, allows us to understand geohazard risks like large earthquakes or tsunamis.

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