Foraminifera: Predictors of Past Climates, contributor Marci Robinson

What are foraminifera? 

Foraminifera are single-celled micro (very small) planktonic animals (they eat plankton) with perforated (holed) shells made of calcium carbonate (CaCO3 i.e. chalk). Most kinds are marine (live in the ocean), and when they die, their shells form thick ocean-floor sediments. 

Die Gier nach Sauerstoff

JOIDES resolution Xmas Quiz!

JOIDES resolution Xmas Quiz - „Animals on the JR“

Which is what?
Name the „animals“ shown on the pictures.

1.Alligator Box 2.Bigfoot 3.Butterfly
4.Cat head 5.Catwalk 6.Crane
7.Dog collar 8.Doghouse 9.Gooseneck
10.Monkey board 11.Monkey's fist 12.Mousehole
13.Mr. Dim Sum 14.Pup 15.Rabbit

Site U1443? Check!

a 966 nautical mile transit from Singapore, averaging 11.7 knots, we arrived at
the first site of our expedition, Site U1443, on December 7.  In more than 2900 meters of water, we drilled

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: JR Camp Boss, Taylor McKirdy (Q&A)

Heading northwards through the Bay of Bengal

Since last night we've been heading north towards the east coast of India, which we will read in about 2 more days.
We've been drilling at Site U1443 for about one week now, and most scientists have been using this transit time as a welcome opportunity to write their first Site reports.

Safety First!

one has ever called me graceful.  In

Nordkurs im Golf von Bengalen

Seit heute Nacht fahren wir mit etwa 11 Knoten in Richtung Indien.
Am 18 Dezember werden wir dann einige Stunden im Hafen von Visakhapatnam anlegen, um zwei indische Wissenschaftler an Bord zu nehmen.
Die Bohrstelle U1443, die uns jetzt knapp eine Woche beschäftigt hat, ist erledigt und alle nutzen die Fahrt, um an der wissenschaftlichen Auswertung zu arbeiten.

Direction le nord de la Baie du Bengale

Depuis cette nuit nous filons à 11 nœuds de moyenne vers les côtes indiennes. Le 18 décembre nous accosterons pour quelques heures au port de Visakhapatnam où deux scientifiques indiens vont nous rejoindre; ce sont aussi deux observateurs officiels représentant l’Inde. Le site U1443 est terminé et tout le monde travaille sur les rapports scientifiques.

Onboard the JR (December 3, 2014): Loyang Supply Base, Jetty 2A, Singapore

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