Coring Again!

Cores are now on deck! We had some initial difficulty retrieving cores, since the seas were a bit rough and we are in 5100 meters of water but all is fine now. This morning, the cores were immediately brought to the cold room where oxygen measurements will be taken. After that, samples from each core will be brought to the chem lab and squeezed. The squeezers exert up to 40,000 psi to force the water out of the sediment and this will be analyzed for a number of components. It takes about 1 1/2 hours for each round trip of the piston corer.

The weather is still cloudy and cool. We will be at this site for about two more days.


  1. Hi there!
    My name is itamar, i’m a student for Earth sciences and life sciences in my third year.
    I’m doing a project about joides 329 expedition. I’d really like to be able to see al the photos regarding the excursion. but unfortunately all the pictures in the blog are unavaillable.

    I’ll be happy if there’s a way to watch them.

    Best regards,


    1. Hi Itamar! Thank you for your interest. You can find photos from Expedition 329 (and all the others) on our new digital archive MerlinOne. Use this link: then choose “Click here for guest access” and once you’re in the platform, use the menu options on the left to find Expedition 329. Good luck with your project!

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