Two months at sea, collecting drill cores in the stormiest ocean on the planet, can feel both extremely epic and fairly routine.
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Despite all the “Waiting on Weather” and “Running Away from Weather,” the expedition recovered exciting new sedimentary climate records in the remote and notoriously stormy Southern Ocean.
Recovering ancient seafloor sediments requires complicated machinery and a skilled crew.
A scientist explains how she lines up wiggles on a screen to recover the missing layers in cores drilled from the bottom of the ocean.
It took six days to sail to Point Nemo, the most inaccessible point of the ocean on this planet, to drill a sample from the ocean floor.
Scientists aboard the R/V Joides Resolution prepare to set sail into the Southern Ocean.