Dr Ceri Lewis
Professional worm-wrangler / rock pooler (Senior Lecturer Marine Biology, University of Exeter)
Science lead, in charge of the sampling for ocean chemistry and marine plastics and plankton and supporting the younger members of the science team.
First day out in the boat and seeing icebergs, the amazing colours of the glacier and being properly cold again, it’s a strangely addictive feeling.
The light, it’s magical and the feeling like you’re on top of the world as the sun makes a low loop through the sky and sometimes you get all sorts of rainbows and sun dogs. Its stunning.
Fieldwork is critical to understanding the real world and is vital for making sure that the models we have for our changing planet are as close as possible to what is happening in reality. It is also important for making sure we are asking the right questions.
I would quite like to be a starfish because they can regrow their limbs and don’t age, and if they eat something bad they can shed their tummy and just grow another one.