Blog Posts Tagged "Expedition 346"

On the way to Valdez we saw...the Worthington Glacier

We had to be in the bus at 7 am...not so bad. However were we ready for a 7 hour drive to Valdez???

Really worth the ride. This picture is one of many taken by us. It is the Worthington Glacier (if I wrote it down correctly). 

We also saw the Bridal Veil Falls

The other feature that I really enjoyed was this waterfall called Bridal Veil. There is another one called Hoursetail. They are both beautiful....just click on the picture so you can see the entire waterfall.

Our home for the next 2 months

And here is Joides Resolution at Valdez. This is going to be home for the next couple of months.

And here we go....

And here we go! Next stop:  Sea of Japan/East Sea!

Keeping us busy

Because we have two weeks of  transit between Valdez and the first site, we are keeping our selves busy. We start the day with a scientific meeting. Throughout the day, besides presentations from the Expedition participants, we also arrange meetings for the particular group (e.g.. geochemistry, sedimentology, paleontology, etc.).

Preparing for some rough sea

Today the ship is really rocking. We caught strong winds and high waves and during the night we could hear things falling and doors banging as we tried to secure our belongings the best way we could. Also, unfortunately some of us are still a little seasick.

Coring operations

Here is a figure (thanks to Carlos Zarikian) that illustrates how busy we have been. As you can see, the recovery is higher than the cored. This happens because the material from the core expands due to gas content. We still have about 3 km of material to get.
Back to work!