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Adam Woodhouse

Adam Woodhouse

The most exciting part is discovering something new and being the first person in the history of humankind to know that piece of information before you share it with the world. 

Adam is a Micropalaeontologist, which means he studies the fossil remains of microscopic (tiny) organisms from the ocean to understand ecosystems (the parts of earth where life exists). 

Adam reckons he’s pretty lucky to have a job that he’s fascinated by and enjoys, something that started when he was a kid reading books and watching videos about the natural world and extinct animals. 

To do his research Adam uses seafloor sediments collected during scientific sampling expeditions. These sediments are important because they show us what happened in the marine environment in the geological past, long before humans existed (otherwise known as ages ago). 

Adam’s work is important for understanding how the oceans have changed, and what that means for the future. His research will help us understand the history of life, past global climate change, and other regional environmental and geological changes.  


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