In a slump

Not entirely sure where our friend the Indus Fan is hiding but at the moment we are spending our days looking at dramatic deposits like the one in this photograph. The steep dip and the breccia shows us that the sediment is probably related to some type of underwater slumping although exactly where this stuff is coming from is another matter. It does look very dramatic in the core even if it is not exactly what we came here for. On the other hand learning new things and finding what you did not expect is one of the most exciting aspects of deep-sea scientific drilling. Realizing that you don’t know that much about the area which you thought you were an expert in is probably good for the ego and results in exciting publications you did not necessarily expect at the beginning of of the expedition!