7 weeks 5 days
Waiting for action in the lab
Submitted by Benoit Ildefonse on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 15:18
Beautiful Saturday morning, the sun was already hot at 8 am. The scientific party must still be patient… We are continuing our efforts to get through an obstruction in the hole at ~900 meters below the seafloor. Not an easy job… a bit frustrating for the moment… We keep fighting!
Scientists are busy practicing core description and recording their observations in the new core description system. For this, they're using the cores from the expedition that occurred at site 1256 about 5 years ago (we brought cores from that previous expedition onboard with us).
We have a stowaway since yesterday morning : a peregrine falcon has decided to make a little stop on his way north. He's watching us, and hunting smaller birds. We saw him enjoying his dinner last night.