• Question: What drew you the species that you study?

    Asked by anon-329617 on 22 Jun 2022.
    • Photo: Patrick Adkins

      Patrick Adkins answered on 22 Jun 2022:

      I’m Really interested in Marine Invertebrates because they are so weird. they are also extremely varied and often wonderfully beautiful. sometimes this is only evident when you get to see them under a microscope and then you see them not as small little bugs but as great amazing animals in their own right. each with a life history and adaptations that often far outstrip the large charismatic species we are so familiar with in terms of complexity and just pure weirdness! They are so often understudied, misunderstood and for the wide majority of us unknown