Blog Posts Tagged "Expedition 339"

A new adventure is about to begin

After a few busy days in Ponta Delgada, that beyond the loading and refueling operations included tours of The JR for almost 200 students and teachers from 4 local High Schools, we are about to leave towards the first drilling site tomorrow morning.

Second day at Sea

We left Ponta Delgada and the Azores behind... This morning, while on the Bridge Deck, I realized that one of the coolest things of being assigned to work on the 6AM to 6PM shift is being able to watch the sunrise everyday.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!

During this Thanksgiving holiday the Expedition 339 participants continued working and preparing themselves to receive the first core on deck, but specially the ones that live in the US are grateful for many things: family, friends, and of course, food.

We arrived at Site U1385 (SHACK-04)

We arrived at Site U1385 located in the Portuguese Margin (Lat. 37° 34.3’N, Lon. 10° 59.6’W) at 04:00AM and the set of 12 hydraulic thrusters was drop down into the water to stabilize the ship.

Whale watching at sunset

Yesterday afternoon, while the Siem crew kept tripping pipe down to the seafloor and the people onboard was getting ready to contemplate the sunset, some had the opportunity to watch a couple of curious whales spraying and swimming near the ship.

"There Will Be Mud" on the Core Deck

What could be the title of a forthcoming movie premiering in theatres, become reality and since the first core arrived at the rig floor yesterday around 11h00 PM.

Expedition 339 Family and Friends Photos - Week 1

The photos on this site have been contributed by expedition participants and are intended to give you an idea of daily activities aboard the research drillship JOIDES Resolution during the first week of

The sea floor is on the TV!

Voilà une photo qui date de vendredi dernier, à notre arrivée sur le premier site de forage, au large de la marge portugaise. Qu'est-ce que cela peut bien être? Et pourtant quasiment tout le monde à bord était rivé sur ces écrans...

Core transfusion?!

I know that's what it seems like... but the inorganic geochemist David Hodell is just collecting samples from the cores collected at the Site U1385 (SHACK-04). Do you have any idea of what kind of samples he is collecting using these Rhizon samplers?

Drilling soft sediments = Hard work at the Core Lab

As we prepare to leave Site U1385 (SHACK-04) behind the scientists and the technical staff have been working hard to process all the cores that have been collected here. At this site were drilled four holes to a total depth of ~150 m, which was the depth objective of the site.