We’ve Got Core…Now That Takes Teamwork!

Yesterday, as Benoit said in his blog post, we got our first core on deck.  It’s always been true in scientific ocean drilling that it takes a tremendous team effort to successfully recover cores from deep beneath the ocean floor.  And nowhere is that more the case than with hard rock drilling.

 

 

 

  

 

From the drillers…

 
 
…to the men working on the rigfloor (and above it!)…
 
 
 
 
…to the ship’s captain and his crew…
 
 
 
…and all the JR’s technical and support staff…
 
 
 
Everyone onboard helps make it possible for us to retrieve the cores that scientists need to conduct their research, and in turn, help us all better understand how the Earth works.
 
 
[Photos by: Bill Crawford, Benoit Ildefonse, Mark Kurz]