Blog Posts Tagged "Exp. 346; Asian Monsoon"

Why we're here

The present is the key to the past. This simple statement is one of the axioms of geology, first articulated in the late 18th century as geology was developing as a science.

It's time to core!

We’ve now arrived at our first site on Expedition 346 and the drillers are beginning to assemble and lower the drill pipe, which when completed will dangle nearly 3400 meters beneath the ship before even touching the mud of the sea floor that we came to collect. Yesterday we passed through the Tsugaru Strait that separates the main Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.