To See The World In A Grain Of Sand
Event type: talk
Location: Attenborough Studio
The sand on the beach can be much more than tiny bits of rock and grit.
Take a closer look and you may discover the remains of foraminifera, tiny shelled organisms that have been living on Earth for millions of years.
These remarkable miniature organisms can tell us about oil deposits, life in the past, the oceans and climate of the Earth, and even the state of the solar system long before humans ever existed.
Meet a Museum scientist who studies some of the smallest things to answer some of the biggest questions.