Thomas is a Ph.D. candidate in zoology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has been working with autonomous deep-sea landers for the last seven years and specialises in the scavenging fish that are attracted to them. Of particular interest to him are the boundaries and limits to where fish are found and why they aren’t found in some areas. Thomas is also interested in the technology that allows us to observe these places and is keen to further develop the lander technology and methodology. Thomas’s desk is usually covered in electronics and cables.