Peter Thomas-Hall – Chemist & Tech Officer

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Meet Peter Thomas-Hall, a chemist and technical officer at Australian Institute of Marine Science in Queensland.

Along with the Australian Academy of Science, we searched the whole country for science and technical support staff who go above and beyond.

Peter is currently working on a way to combat the Crown of Thorns Starfish that is destroying the Great Barrier Reef using Tritons, and trying to replicate, chemically, what they do.

In this film, Peter discusses how his passion for science led to this role as a chemist and describes what he does day-to-day to protect Australian marine life and ecosystems.

Video length: 4:37 mins

Peter Thomas-Hall – Chemist & Tech Officer at the Australian Institute of Marine Science

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Years: 5, 6, 7, 9, 10


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separation

Earth and Space Sciences – Climate Change

Additional – Careers

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems; Form and Function; Diversity and Evolution

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface


5-7 & 9-10