The JR is in the middle of Expedition 352: Izu Bonin Mariana Forearc< and will be out off the coast of Japan until the end of September! Exp. 352 is exploring the development of oceanic crust into continental crust. Follow along with our discoveries!
Captain Steve Bradley
When we need to re-enter a hole that we’ve been in before, we often use a re-entry cone. It’s a piece of equipment like a giant funnel to thread the drill string back into the hole. You can watch it enter the water here<.
The Expedition 351 team was a very happy bunch at the end of their expedition – they accomplished all their major goals. To celebrate, they wanted to show the world the HAPPY side of science. Watch the flash mob here<.
Our entire mission is dependent on seismic data and our interpretation of it. We can be wildly off, or spot on with what we think we’ll encounter during drilling. It’s a highly educated guess, but what worried many members of the team was drilling through too much sediment before they hit the hard rock.
The JR Outreach Network (JRON) will be at the Long Beach Aquarium September 6 – if you are in the area, come on down with your family to do hands-on activities, ask questions of scientists and educators who have been on the ship, and connect with a live video event to the current expedition! Activities will run from 9 – 4.
<Want to teach your students about cores? You can borrow core replicas and accompanying teaching kits from us at no charge! Just send in a request< and we’ll be in touch with you about shipping, dates, etc. You can see what’s available here<.
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