Everything is peachy - Mon, Apr 17

If you show up to this blog and the posts are not in sequence, or text and photos are plain old mixed up. And if you clicked on the "where's the JR" link and it showed you the wrong location, don't worry.

First cores, woosah! - Sun, Apr 16

We got our first cores today and we all went a little crazy with excitement. Cores are material from beneath the seafloor; they can be sediment or rock. Cores arrive on board in 7 cm diameter clear plastic tubes (liner) that are about 1.5 m long.

The crazy little thing called time - April 15 - Saturday

Set Adrift - Apr 14 – Friday

Leaving port, was a “fat guy in a little coat” experience.

The ship’s crew and engineers are magicians.

Time out on Lamma Island - Apr 13 – Thursday

Today was our last day docked in Hong Kong - last day to see trees, other faces besides our own, last chance to hang out, final few hours of working wifi with ready access to domains outside the ship.

Days so far have been mostly unstructured as we get organized, and we have not moved to our shifts, so everyone is awake during the daylight hours. This afternoon, we were free to explore Hong Kong. Some of us took the ferry to Lamma Island, a small picturesque nook, and home to a single wind turbine, a power plant, sandy beaches, temples, no cars and abundant seafood delicacies. Some went to see the Big Buddha or go hiking. It felt final coming back to the ship before our midnight curfew. The plan: go to sleep, immigration will be coming on board to check our passports, be ready for a knock on your door. Apparently no problems and hours later (Friday AM) we set sail, unbelievable!

Sediment tasting and licking rocks

Hey onshore Folks! - Apr 12 – Wednesday

Welcome to my blog on life at sea onboard the research ship, the JOIDES Resolution (JR). After a cozy 16.5 hour long flight from Dallas, I arrived in Hong Kong, which is a further 13 hours ahead of the place I call home, Baton Rouge, LA.

Education - Contest for schools/Concorso per scuole: we have a winner!


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The question was: when will we reach the basement in the site 1500?

Behing the science - Drilling, casing, coring and, sometimes...LOGGING!

In this post we will discover another operation very important for collecting useful data about our holes: the logging.

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