Saturday, February 20, 2010
LIVE from Antarctica
We are drilling in deep water again, off-shore Antarctica. We were unable to reach our coastal site, but we are getting great core from where we are right now. We are now drilling back into the Late Miocene and I hope we are going to reach the Middle Miocene climatic optimum. This is a time when the Earth was slightly warmer than today and it may give us a window into understanding what is up for the future. Let's hope we can get that far.. We are currently at a depth of more than 400 mbsf and we are still drilling.
Posted by Sandra Passchier at 8:29 PM