Ship Shenanigans!

Cabin fever sets in, and the shenanigans increase. A scavenger hunt, remake of an old tech photo and an epic 30th party makes the crux of the cruise a positive experience!

Meet the Paleo team!

The “paleo” on JR is a small team of 6 scientists working together to date the sediments and rocks recovered day and night to address a specific scientific question. Here, the “Crustal Evolution of the IZU back-arc.”

Unsung Heroes

There are a number of ‘teams’ of people on the JOIDES Resolution who all have to work together to make the expedition a success.

Exp 350: JR Casing Record!

On May 9th, 2014 the JOIDES Resolution set a new record for it’s deepest set casing, beating the old record by 19 meters (leg 186 hole 1151B)!!! The Siem offshore crew set casing down to 1,087 meters below sea floor (mbsf), that’s about 0.7 miles of casing!

But what is casing?

Bird on the Wing

James (Jim) Gill, one of our intrepid repeat travelers, handed me a book yesterday and said: ‘Read the first paragraph.’ and then left. It was ‘Seabirds - an identification guide’, written and illustrated in 1983 by Peter Harrison.

Six Week Malaise and its Impact on our Food

There is a strange malaise that begins to descend on the ship in week six - cabin fever!

Meet your Expedition 350 science team!

Who are these scientists anyways and how did they get here?

Don't Earn a Darwin Award!

Nearly seven weeks on board a ship that is only 147 metres long, and I have still not been to all the spaces there are to see! I thought we should try and investigate a little more while we still could! Bob was our intrepid guide because he has been on the ship a number of times before.

Something for Everyone!

This week I had the very good fortune to be able to deliver a video-session to Pinewood School for students aged 11-16 with additional needs, in Scotland, UK.

More on Leg 163: Wayne Malone's Most Intense Moment

If you’re following along the “Perfect Storm” blog post story from my last blog, I mentioned another individual who was also onboard Leg 163. I was interested in meeting more of the Siem Offshore team (they handle all of the drilling activities and equipment) and hearing another account of Leg 163.

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