Blog Posts Tagged "Christmas"

Deck the Labs With Cores of Basalt

Santa Claus, reindeer and gas station attendants are not the only people working on Christmas Day this year. Everyone onboard the JOIDES Resolution is working today as well. The captain and crew are making sure the ship is running smoothly. The engineers and roughnecks are continuing to drill into the seamount to bring up more cores of volcanic rocks.

Obama visits the JR

This afternoon the JR received a special visit that carried an anticipated Christmas gift. During the last few days, there had been widespread speculation that Obama would visit the ship while drilling Site U1389 (GC-11A). Eventually this happened...

A different Christmas

Even though we were all working on Christmas day, so we can get more cores on board and learn about the influence of the Mediterranean Outflow Water (MOW) on paleoclimate, we still had time to celebrate.

There is no core like Christmas core!

The JOIDES Resolution always does Christmas BIG and this year was no exception. 

It started with a performance by the choir in the lab stack, bridge and galley


Video Diary 5: Christmas festivities on the JR!

Merry Christmas from the JR! Want to see how we celebrated out here in the middle of the Pacific? Watch my latest video diary< to see the singing, eating, and general merry-making! With no cores on deck, everyone had extra time to get in the festive spirit--or at least eat some extra candy.

The Lull Before Asut-Tesoru...

It's been a rather quiet couple days here on the JR, as the drillers have been diligently drilling what will ultimately become a 200 m cased drill hole with an ROV landing pad on top, for future instrumentation and use as a venue for real-time measurements of the unusual upwelling fluids we encountered at Yinazao Seamount.