Core on Deck!

Where are we?

On Station 1, off the Western Coast of Costa Rica. Last night the call came through the loudspeakers: “CORE ON DECK, CORE ON DECK!” Everyone grabbed their cameras and safety helmets, ran up the stairs, and poured out onto the core receiving deck to watch the first core of the expedition come on board.

 

The core technicians came down carrying the core like a very long snake and laid it down in the core receiving tray.  Then, working very quickly, they wiped down the outside of the core liner and cut it into sections for initial processing and distribution to the various labs.

Life on Board

Everyone is getting ready for the big Halloween party on Wednesday night!