The JR remains in a tie-up and maintenance period in Subic Bay, Philippines, but plans are revving up for Exp. 349: South China Sea beginning January 26. Stay tuned for upcoming information about that!
Do you have a question about the JR? It might be one that many others have asked also. Take a look at our FAQ page< to find some great answers.
As the JOIDES Resolution has continued to drill deeper into the hole beneath us, the type of rock we are drilling has changed. Near the surface of the ocean crust you find mainly basalt<s. As we get closer to the bottom of the ocean crust you find mainly gabbro<s. Both of these are made from the same ingredients, yet they are different kinds of rocks. To find out what makes them different, read on<.
Former Education Officer Alison Mote (Exp. 341) presented a poster about her work on the JR and beyond at the annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting earlier this month. You can read her blogs here<.
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