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Dinosaurs on a toothpick!

There is a small potted tree upstairs on the bridge deck and an orchid plant that I sit next to just to see something green. We are a little less than a week in to this expedition and this has become my favorite place on the ship.

Don't Let Their Size Fool You : Microfossils

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Comic by: Jesus Reolid

Tiny details

It has been long time since my last post, thanks Peter Clift (http://joidesresolution.org/blog/326<) keeps posting and informing you about the latest updates of the 349 Expedition.

Journey into the past

"Back in the old days”, a term most of us now utilize to describe the first part of our JR 341 journey, when we were all acclimatizing to the ship and things were a bit hazy in the wake of this adaptation, we questioned the scientists onboard about their work and lives at home.  We asked several of them what their favorite superhero power would be.  Several of them said fli

Secrets of the past

Microfossils keep secrets of the season they were living in, i.e. the temperature, salinity and the nutrients in the sea water.

The Neogloboquadina pachyderma, a type of foraminifera pictured here, shell or test coils left in cold waters and right in warmer waters.  No one knows why this happens. 

IODP Expedition 342: Newfoundland Episode 4

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EXP 342 EPISODE FOUR: Stormy Science

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Episode FOUR "STORMY SCIENCE" captures the intense moments surrounding major decisions of Expedition 342. High drama and high stakes science makes this expedition really exciting. What impact events are we finding in our cores? How do you recognize that an impact event occured? Experience the thrill of the unexpected in Episode 4: Stormy Science. Wait, is there gold in that core?!

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IODP Expedition 342: Newfoundland Episode 5

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IODP Expediton 342 Newfoundland: Episode 5 takes you on board the JOIDES Resolution again.  Find out what the scientists and crew have been up to.  How long do you think it takes to drill 40 million years worth of sediment cores?

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Ocean Detective: Andy Fraass

I'm a PhD candidate from UMass, where I study Micropaleontology and Paleoceanography. I'm really interested in figuring out how the ocean-climate system affect evolution, and to do this I'm learning all I can about one of the best fossil records we have-- forams.

 

340 Ocean Detective: Debbie Wall-Palmer

Enjoy meeting 340 Ocean Detective Debbie Wall-Palmer who has created a PHOTO Story to share her research while aboard the JR.

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