Image: Reconstruction of a sediment core

Reconstruction of a sediment core

A reconstruction of a sediment core from the Climate change: our future, our choice exhibition.

Scientists remove columns of mud like this from under the sea. They use them to find out about the environment and climate in the past. By analysing the remains of dead animals and plants in the mud, they get information about when the sediment formed and climate at that time.

Carl Bento
© Australian Museum

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