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).