Blog Posts Tagged "micropaleontology"

New Micropaleontology Video

It has been at least a week since we've posted a science update.  If you're following Expedition 320, however, you know that among other things, we're looking for and finding microfossils-- tiny radiolarians, foraminiferans, and calcareous nannofossils that help our scientists tease out the stories of climatic events of the past 50 million years. 

Micropaleontology research on the Joides Resolution: Processing

Sev will document the daily process of a foram paleontologist on board the JR.  He specializes in benthic (bottom dwelling) forams and alternates his shifts with paleontologist Katrine Husum who specializes in planktonic (drifting) forams.

Micropaleontology research on the Joides Resolution: Analysing

This is the second part of Sev's documentation of the daily process of a foram paleontologist on board the JR.  He specializes in benthic (bottom dwelling) forams.

Rings of Saturn

Dr. Shyam Gupta, a Principal Scientist from National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, India found an interesting discovery today of a rare radiolarian species Saturnalis circularis.   

Busy days for the Micropaleo folks on the JR!

Since drilling operations began on June 4th, we started looking at sediment samples recovered from approximately 4,000 m water depth in the Gulf of Alaska. After almost two weeks of drilling, we have recovered several hundred meters of sediment, which will be used to reconstruct the environmental conditions of the northeastern Pacific and the adjacent land during the last 4 million years.