Blog Posts Tagged "exp334"
The water has been so calm lately. A few little ripples and once in a while a wave that sorta moves the boat gently. Gary J. Huftile, a structural geologist from University of Technology Queensland, Australia, started telling me how the Pacific got his name. One of our scientists aboard the JR talks about how the Pacific got its name http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNj0z4nwmWQ I didn’t know this story. My family and I always joke that it is the specific ocean but I don’t know where that came from.
I’d seen pictures of cores. I’d seen the data and analysis of cores. But to see a core fresh from underground is very exciting. Everyone was out on deck watching the first core arrive. Mud, oh lovely mud. What color is it?
You’ve heard it, or maybe said it. Time is money. In scientific research drilling, time really is money.
Core on deck is the call to everyone that another tube of rock has been recovered from the seafloor. That’s when the fun begins. The core has many different paths it may take and some of it ends up as a hockey puck.
Today is a different kind of day on the JR than we’ve had in past 8 days. So the blog on sampling in the core lab will just have to wait.
On the first day at the ship, we stayed in port at the pier. I took some pictures of the JR while on the pier of angles that I knew I wouldn’t see while sailing. This spiral staircase leads up to an area where the drilling operations take place.