Mission Plan
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 View a slideshow of of highlight images from the Mission Summary.

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View a slideshow of of highlight images from the Mission Summary.

Listen to a NOAA podcast on the Sea of Cortez 2010 expedition.

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View a slideshow of images from the Sea of Cortez 2010 expedition.

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Images

Side scan sonar images showing an area of rock fall along with a interesting linear rock formation that may be an ancient fishing weir. Areas like this one were targeted for further exploration during the diving phase.

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Side scan sonar images showing an area of rock fall along with a interesting linear rock formation, maybe an ancient fishing weir.

Clint Nelson hands Loren Davis the motor and the airhose for the airlift device.

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Clint Nelson hands Loren Davis the motor and the airhose for the airlift device. (HR)

Diver operating the pneumatic corer. The airgun has a specialized head that holds a PVC pipe.

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Diver operating the pneumatic corer. The airgun has a specialized head that holds a PVC pipe. (HR)

 

 

Aerial view of Isla Esp�ritu Santo merged with a digital elevation model of a section of the submerged landscape that shows locations of shorelines at 15,000 and 12,000 years ago.

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Aerial view of Isla Espíritu Santo merged with a digital elevation model of a section of the submerged landscape that shows locations of shorelines at 15,000 and 12,000 years ago. (HR)

Left image shows landscape of Ballena Bay on Isla Esp�ritu Santo as it looks today. Right image shows paleolandscape model of the same bay as it may have looked 12,000 years ago, with sea level 55 meters lower than current sea level.

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Left image shows landscape of Ballena Bay on Isla Espiritu Santo as it looks today. Right image shows paleolandscape model of the same bay as it may have looked 12,000 years ago, with sea level 55 meters lower than current sea level. (HR)

Bob Jackson (left) and Loren Davis visit Covacha Babisuri, a Pleistocene-age archaeological site discovered by archaeologist Harumi Fujita on Isla Esp�ritu Santo.

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Bob Jackson (left) and Loren Davis visit Covacha Babisuri, a Pleistocene-age archaeological site discovered by archaeologist Harumi Fujita on Isla Espiritu Santo. (HR)

Members of the field crew hike down to the beach at Ballena Bay after excavating J69E, an 11,200-year-old archaeological site on Isla Esp�ritu Santo.

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Members of the field crew hike down to the beach at Ballena Bay after excavating J69E, an 11,200-year-old archaeological site on Isla Espiritu Santo. (HR)

Amy Gusick collects samples from a test pit 60 ft. below sea level.

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Amy Gusick collects samples from a test pit 60 ft. below sea level. (HR)

Loren Davis stands on top of an exposed relict coral reef dating to the last interglacial (~125,000 BP) on Isla Esp�ritu Santo.

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Loren Davis stands on top of an exposed relict coral reef dating to the last interglacial (~125,000 BP) on Isla Espiritu Santo. (HR)

 

 

 

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