Inquiring Minds Want to Know: A Student Asks How We Drill
Several weeks before Expedition 335 began, a student named Devon read about our upcoming expedition in an online article while doing research for a current events project for his science class. As he explained in an email to our co-chief, Benoit Ildefonse…
"While I was scanning the Internet the article on this drilling expedition caught my eye. I read it through and as I read questions popped into my head. When I finished reading I still have a few unanswered questions. I was wondering if you would answer them for me. If you would, I would be very grateful."
To learn more about how drilling works on our ship the JOIDES Resolution, you can take a look at the video, “JR Drilling Operations 24/7”. You might also want to read about the Chikyu, which is another ship used by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program to do what is called “riser drilling.”
[Photos by John Beck and Bill Crawford.]