Blog Posts Tagged "turbidites"

Core on the floor...

The picture above shows Stephanie Carr (the microbiolgist and other organic geochemist onboard) and me looking happy with the cores coming up from our current (the 2nd) core site. 

Unexpected results... are good results!!!

During the last week we successfully drilled the first site on the Gulf of Cadiz,  just around 30 km southeast of Faro.

What Are The Cores Revealing: Week 2 Science

The main objective of our core sampling was to characterize the eruptive history of Montserrat back to the early beginnings of this island (~2.6 million years ago), based on the marine sediments and tephra (pyroclastic deposits from explosive volcanism) layers cored at this site. During week 2 of Expedition 340 we finished our drilling operations around the island of Montserrat.