Blog Posts Tagged "Canterbury Basin"


Greetings! My name is Stacie Blair and I am a shipboard scientist participating in Expedition 317 going to the Canterbury Basin.  I am a micropaleontologist (I study very small fossils) and I study a particular fossil group called "calcareous nannofossils". 

On site and nearly ready to drill!

Hi, The Joides Resolution is now in place over our first drilling site. We expect the first cores on deck very soon. The first 50m set of 5 cores is mainly to enable very detailed geochemistry and microbiology sampling. We in the chem. lab (Julius, Toshi, Maria, George, Yulia, Curly and I) will be kept extremely busy over the next few days.