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North Pond: Turning “Junked” Into Success: A Story of Working Together

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean Today we have another guest blog from Geoff Wheat (Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks) There are 120 people aboard the JOIDES Resolution (JR) from more than a dozen countries. Some are on the ship because of the salary, some to [...]

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North Pond: Last Core

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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11-10-2011 ANOTHER happy day – we are finishing up our last core as I write! We are having to complete operations a bit earlier than we initially thought due to strong headwinds all the way to the Azores, [...]

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North Pond: We CORKed it!

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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11-07-2011 Happy day happy day! We landed the CORK and unhooked from it successfully – our final CORK is in the hole! Signed sealed and delivered, our CORKs are now nice and safe and we won’t see them [...]

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North Pond: Searching for life in our new borehole and beyond

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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean   11-03-2011 We have now finished with coring at Hole 1383C – 331.5 meters of hard rock basement were drilled and the hole looks very good for our next operations up – observatory installation! Today, however, we are [...]

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North Pond: Stars and Their Infinite Reach

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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11 – 1 – 2011 Today I have a guest post by another shipboard participant in expedition 336 here on the Joides Resolution. Geoff Wheat is a geochemist from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, stationed (normally) in Monterey, [...]

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North Pond: Coring the C Hole

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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-28-2011 It has been a busy and productive week out here in the middle of this big blue ocean. We have completed the casing for Hole 1383C and have been coring for the past couple of days – [...]

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North Pond: New day, new challenges

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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-21-2011 Perhaps laying casing is not as dull as I was saying in an earlier post when I was noting that this particular stage of our operations here on the Joides Resolution drilling ship was rather slow, as [...]

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North Pond: Picture Day

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-19-2011 Remember picture day as a kid? When you or your parent(s) picked out an outfit suitable for that picture that would immortilize your face for that school year? Well, today was that day out here. For our [...]

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North Pond: Happy Hump Day!

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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-17-2011 We have made it to the half-way point of the cruise – it is officially “Hump Day”! Candy and cards are being distributed and there is a party planned for this evening in the lounge. Yeah! Somehow [...]

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North Pond: Seafloor laboratory installed

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Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 0-14-2011 We finally have our first complete observatory installed! Woo-hoo! It was with great trepitation that we watched the final moments of this operation – when they released the tool holding onto the top of our well-head at [...]

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