The famous 1256D Panama hat

Here’s Damon Teagle, co-chief of Expedition 335. He was also co-chief of ODP Leg 206, and IODP Expedition 309, two of the three previous cruises at site 1256. Damon and Doug Wilson (also co-chief of ODP Leg 206, and lead proponent of the original proposal) are the two scientists who have participated to all cruises at site 1256.

This hat was bought by Damon during the portcall in Panama just before ODP Leg 206 in November 2002, and has since then spent many months at sea.