Dr Katherine Holland

My field of study is marine biogeochemistry (which is a total mouthful). It means I look at the geo-chemistry of marine organisms. My favourite marine organism is a type of plankton called foraminifera (or foram for short). From them we can learn about the conditions of the ocean that they grow in - just from the chemistry of their shells!

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The reef is built in a day (but then dissolves at night)

Kate Holland takes us on a field trip to the Great Barrier Reef to learn how coral reefs are built and destroyed.