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Captivating Conversations with the Captain: Part I, by JR Captain Terry Skinner

How long have you been a Captain?
A long story that I will make short. I have been Captain on the JOIDES Resolution for 5 years. However before joining the JOIDES Resolution some 19 years ago I have sailed as Captain on larger offshore fishing boats. I have worked as a Ship’s Officer since 1980 (34 years)

The hunt for microbes

Die Jagd nach den Mikroben

Ist der Bohrkern an Bord, fallen diverse Wissenschaftler über ihn her. Es wird fotografiert, magnetisch vermessen, radioaktiv durchstrahlt, mit Zahnstochern in ihm herumgestochert, ihm werden Proben entrissen und gewaschen und gesiebt. Über gute Kerne freut man sich, über schlechte – z.B. solche mit viel Sand oder stark verwirbelte – wird geklagt und geschimpft.

Greed, spitting and golden balls

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!

 After
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.

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