Now At Sea

February 04, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Expedition 361: South African Climates will drill core six sites on the southeast African margin and Indian–Atlantic ocean gateway to better understand the relationship between the Agulhas Current -- the strongest western boundary current in the Southern Hemisphere -- and the development of climate in southern Africa during the Pliocene/Pleistocene periods.

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Happy Year of the Monkey!

Our three scientists working at Japanese universities created a New Year's dragon and welcomed in the Year of the Monkey, complete with candy erupting as fire from the dragon's craw.  A much more entertaining staff meeting!  Unfortunately I only have a photo of the puppet's head - if someone shares a photo of Francisco, Kaoru and Masako performing in it, I will replace mine for sure.