7 weeks 2 days
Looking Back on Expedition 360
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:11
As we steam towards Mauritius, Expedition 360 draws to a close. It has been an incredible two months of many ups and downs...
We may not have made it to our goal of 1300 m, but we did drill the deepest ever single-leg hole into hard rock (789 m), which is currently the 5th deepest ever drilled into the hard ocean crust. We also obtained both the longest (2.85 m) and widest (18 cm) single pieces of hard rock ever recovered by the International Ocean Discovery Program and its predecessors!
Our hopes are high to return to this site in the not too distant future. As we look back, we would like to share a brief video that provides a glimpse of daily life on the ship. Hope you enjoy it...