Exp359. 24th Oct. Why are they looking for fossils ?!

Exp359. 24th Oct. Why are they looking for fossils ?!

When they have a core of deep sea sediments , the scientists have to make an age determination. How might they determine sample’s age? There are a lot of microfossils in oceanic sediments and they provide a basis for age determination. The paleontologists studying sedimentary sequences  have established first appearences and extinction of species through time. Microfossils species in marine sediments are unique to a geologic epoch making them very useful for age determination. Here…

A Ship with a View

A Ship with a View

Did you see the spectacular image of Alaska that was taken on June 17th by NASA’s MODIS satellite? Click here to see the cloud-free image of Alaska that captures wildfires, snow, water, ice, and large plumes of sediment entering the Gulf of Alaska. Alaska’s grand landscape is breathtaking from space, land, and sea. We are currently drilling into the continental shelf, approximately 22 miles from the mainland and can see this beauty firsthand. From the…