Getting the core sections into the lab

Yuko (from Japan):

You are really a great help here, Flat Stanley. Oh, my, this is a heavy section of the core. Did you know that most of the rocks that make up the ocean floor are basalts? But look, I think this one might contain fossils. Do you know what a fossil is?

Flat Stanley:

Fossil….hm what’s that? I don’t know. Hey kids, can you help me here? May be you can look it up and send me a picture of your favorite 120 million year old marine fossil.