Saturday, January 31, 2015

From the deep

January 9-19, 2015

Collecting water and sediment samples

Jack Greenberg, marine technician, and the Niskin,
which is used to collect water samples

Bringing the gravity corer over the hole

Winch for lowering instruments into the borehole

Gravity corer emerging after a trip to the seafloor.
UV collar surrounds.

Gravity corer with mud outside and inside

Sarah Neuhaus with a sediment core

The sediment is muddy, with rocks on the surface.  Some of the rocks in our cores are volcanic, others are sedimentary and were probably formed during the time of the dinosaurs (dinosaur fossils have been found in the Transantarctic Mountains).

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