Happy post-Thanksgiving! Expedition 344: Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project Phase 2 is in full swing! The science party is investigating earthquake processes off the coast of – you guessed it – Costa Rica! You can continue to follow along until December 11 here<.
Hot off the “press:” our first new video episode for Expedition 344! Click on over to YouTube to learn more about this expedition, its scientists, what it is exploring and see some super-cool new animations<.
From Dena Rosenberger, education officer for Expedition 344 CRISP:
So far at this site, we have collected cores containing greenish-gray silty clay with a bunch of fine sand turbidites< (from underwater “avalanches”), and many foraminifera. We also have found a few volcanic ash layers from ancient Costa Rican eruptions. A first look at the nannofossils and radiolarians puts these sediments at somewhere in the Upper Pleistocene age. Since we had many cores coming in today, I worked at the sample table with Yuzuru Yamamoto.
Will you be at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union? Come see us there! There will be an Ocean Leadership booth in the exhibit hall, we are doing several presentations and posters related to the JOIDES Resolution – AND premiering the Expedition 342: Newfoundland documentary! Check here for more details about the film premier<.
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